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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MMR is important 'to protect entire communities'

Dr Helen Bedford, Senior Lecturer in Children’s Health, Paediatric Epidemiology Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health has highlighted the importance of immunisation to just for individuals but also for the community to help protect those who are at a greater risk or who cannot be immunised themselves.

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