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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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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

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