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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Post-mortem on measles death man 'inconclusive'

Gareth Colfer-Williams, who was 25, was found dead at his home in Port Tennant, Swansea, a week ago. Credit: Family photograph

The results of a post-mortem examination on a man who had measles when he died were "inconclusive", Swansea Coroner's Office has said.

An inquest into Gareth Colfer-Williams' death is due to be opened next Tuesday.

Public Health Wales said last week that initial tests showed he had measles when he died, but that it was not confirmed if measles was the cause of his death.

83 people have now been hospitalised since the outbreak started, but Mr Colfer-Williams is the only suspected death.

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