Wales measles outbreak is 'the result of old MMR scare'

Dr Mike Fitzpatrick, a GP and author of "MMR & Autism: What parents need to know", has said that the measles outbreak in Wales is the result of now discredited claims by Dr Andrew Wakefield in 1998 which linked the MMR to autism.

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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.