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Public Health Wales say that the number of cases of measles in the Swansea area has reached 252. Within the past week, 43 new cases have been reported.

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Measles: What are the symptoms?

Almost 200 cases of measles have been diagnosed in the Swansea and Neath Port Talbot areas since November, with 20 cases identified in the last week alone.

Symptoms can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Red eyes
  • Blocked nose
  • Blotchy rash beginning on the face and spreading downwards to the rest of the body over several days

Typically people will be infectious from the day before their first symptoms until four to five days after the appearance of the rash.

Source: Public Health Wales

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