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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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Measles cases in Wales top 800

A further 43 cases of measles have been reported to Public Health Wales since Tuesday. A total of 77 people have been hospitalised since the beginning of the outbreak with a total of 808 cases now reported since the outbreak began.

Swansea has launched a huge immunisation programme to try and find those who missed the MMR.

Although children of all ages are being affected by the outbreak, the highest numbers of cases are being seen in those aged between 10 and 18 who would have missed routine vaccinations as small children.

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