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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Number of measles cases expected to rise

Figures published later today are expected to show a further increase in measles cases as children have gone back to school after Easter.

Doctors are urging people to get their kids vaccinated, as a second outbreak has emerged in the North East of England where there are already more than 200 cases.

A nurse handles a syringe at a medical centre Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

There are fears the disease could spread across the country.

Last week 25-year-old Gareth Williams died, although he had measles, it has not been confirmed whether the disease was the cause.

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