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Measles epidemic 'begins to slow down'

A measles epidemic that swept across south Wales is beginning to slow down, health experts have said. However they warn that not enough young people are immunised against the disease.

Not enough young people are getting the jab, health experts have warned. Credit: PA

According to Public Health Wales (PHW), six new cases have been reported since Tuesday.

This brings the total number of those who have contracted measles in the past six months to 1,158. That compares with 19 cases for the whole of 2011.

PHW officials said almost 2,500 non-routine MMR jabs have been given out within the past week.

Read more on ITV Wales.