There have been measles cases reported at two primary schools, a further education college, and a nursery - in addition to cases at Cwmtawe School in Pontardawe.
We now have cases not only in Cwmtawe School but also in two primary schools, a further education college and a nursery – and in all of these places there are unvaccinated children and young people who could easily catch and spread measles.
Parents who have decided not to vaccinate their children are not only risking their children’s health, but are putting other children at risk, children either too young to be vaccinated or with medical conditions that prevent them from being vaccinated.
We are very frustrated to see more cases of measles in the area so soon after the large outbreak earlier this year and we are very keen for this to be stopped before it can get any bigger and we return to a position where children are admitted to hospital or die or are damaged by the disease.
The only way to achieve that is through vaccination and I urge parents whose children have not received two doses of MMR to ensure that they speak to their GP immediately to arrange this quick, safe and effective vaccine.
– Dr Jörg Hoffmann, Consultant in Communicable Disease Control for Public Health Wales
Public Health Wales says it wants to remind parents that children need two doses of MMR for the maximum 99 per cent protection against measles.
The virus is very contagious, can cause serious complications and even be fatal.
The symptoms of measles include: fever, fatigue, runny nose, conjunctivitis, a distinctive red rash.
Public Health Wales is urging anyone who thinks they or their children has the symptoms should contact their GP or NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47.
A motorcyclist who died in a crash on the A4109 in Neath Port Talbot has been named as 40-year-old Gregory Flowers, from Neath.
Two other vehicles travelling in the opposite direction were involved in the collision with his motorbike, at around 8.30am on Wednesday, between Crynant and Aberdulais.
His wife, Liwsi, said: "My husband was a loving father of three children, Kyle, aged 20, Kira, 17 and Carys, 13. He was a loving husband of the late Angela Flowers."
“Greg was a close brother to Andrew, Alan and Matthew, son of Neil and Ann, grandson of Phylis and the late Gwyn Thomas, also grandson to Nancy and Harold Flowers."
“My husband was a loving and caring person who was larger than life, always smiling and loved by every person who came into contact with him."
“He was well-known in our local village and places he worked as a prison officer and later a probation support officer."
Greg’s son, Kyle, said: “My father was an amazing father and a positive influence on my life, together with my sisters’ lives. I would describe our dad as our best friend as well as being our light and strength. He was the shining light for all the family.”
Greg’s mother, Ann, added: “Greg was the sunshine of my world, always happy and helpful. No-one will ever replace him in this world. He gave the best hugs on numerous occasions, any time of the day and night."
“Being a mother to Greg and his brothers has been the best job in the world. I have been privileged and lucky to have had Greg in my life for 40 years.”