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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More measles clinics open as cases rise in Wales

Kieran Elford is given an MMR injection in Swansea Credit: Reuters/Rebecca Naden

Extra vaccination clinics are being opened across South Wales after cases of measles were confirmed in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cyon Taf.

Cwm Taf Health Board said that all health boards in Wales are "are developing plans to vaccinate unprotected children and young people and to provide rapid implementation of school based immunisation in response to cases and outbreaks".

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