Surgery worker 'had measles while on duty'

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Many of the affected people haven't had the MMR injection Credit: ITV News Wales

61 people have contacted by health authorities in Gwynedd after coming into into contact with a staff member at surgery who had measles.

The worker, based at Bronmeirion Surgery, Penrhyndeudraeth, is thought to have been at work for two days while infectious.

The people thought to be at risk have all been contacted by letter or telephone and have been offered the MMR vaccine as a precaution

42 people have already been diagnosed with measles - 30 of them at Ysgol Eifionydd School, Porthmadog. The other 12, whilst local to the area, aren't thought to have direct links to the outbreak

Public Health Wales say that "the majority of cases" have either had no MMR vaccination or only one dose.

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Gwynedd measles outbreak

Health professionals in Gwynedd have contacted more than sixty people after a hospital worker tested positive for measles.