Measles caused Swansea man's fatal pneumonia

A young father died in the South Wales measles epidemic after failing to have an inoculation as a child an inquest heard today.

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Welsh Government 'aware of possible measles death'

The coroner for Swansea, the centre of the epidemic, has ordered an examination of the body of a 25-year-old man to establish whether measles caused his death.

We are aware of a possible death from measles, and extend deepest sympathies to the family and friends at this difficult time.

We continue to be in close contact with Public Health Wales and to stress the importance of vaccination as the most effective way to protect against measles.

– Welsh Government spokesperson

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Public Health Wales investigating 'possible measles death'

Public Health Wales say they are aware of a "possible death from measles."

In a statement they said that the death of a 25 year old in Swansea is being investigated by the Swansea Coroner and that the "diagnosis of measles has not yet been confirmed."

My sympathies are with the family at such a tragic time.

Whatever the cause of death in this case, we should not be surprised if, as the outbreak grows, we start to see deaths in Wales.

Measles is a potentially fatal disease and around one in every 1,000 people who contracts measles in developed countries will die.

– Dr Marion Lyons, Director of Health Protection for Public Health Wales

Reports: Swansea man died from 'suspected measles'

It is reported that a 25 year old man found dead at a flat on Port Tennant Road in Swansea yesterday died from 'suspected' measles.

South Wales Police have confirmed that the death is not being treated as suspicious and that officers are awaiting the results of a post mortem examination.

Public Health Wales have told ITV News that they will be releasing a statement 'shortly.'

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Police investigate Swansea death

South Wales Police say they are investigating a 'sudden and unexplained death' of a 25 year old man in Swansea.

Police say a body was found in a flat on Port Tennant Road in the city at about 8am on Thursday morning.

The death is not being treated as suspicious. Officers are awaiting the results of a post mortem examination.

The next of kin and HM Coroner have been informed.

– South Wales Police Statement
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