Confirmed measles cases tops 1,000

The number of measles cases continues to rise and has now reached 1,011, according to figures released today by Public Health Wales.

Around 4,000 children and young people aged between 10 and 18 have received the MMR vaccine in the Swansea area in the past month.

Public Health Wales say vaccinations given in the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board area have reduced the numbers of unvaccinated children by 40 per cent, but around 50,000 10 to 18-year-olds remain unvaccinated across Wales.

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'Record' MMR jabs for 2-year-olds

Almost 2,500 doses of MMR have been given in GP surgeries in Wales in the last week, according to Public Health Wales.