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Measles cases rise to 886

Public Health Wales has reported that the number of measles cases has risen to 886, as children have gone back to school after Easter. 25-year-old Gareth Williams died during the epidemic, it has not been confirmed whether measles was the cause.

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Anger with parents who failed to give children MMR

Lauren Scrine has said that she is angry and blames parents who did not have their children vaccinated for the spread of measles.

Her 11-month-old daughter Lily was too young to have the MMR (usually given at around one-year-old) and is now being treated after contracting the disease.

For measles immunisation to be effective 92-95% of the population must be immunised to provide full 'herd immunity.'

Read more on the Health Protection Agency website.

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