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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Suspected measles death inquest to open

Gareth Colfer-Williams was found dead in his Swansea home Credit: Family photograph

An inquest into the death of Gareth Colfer-Williams is due to be opened and adjourned today.

The 25-year-old father-of-one was found dead in his flat in the Port Tennant area of Swansea on April 18th.

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

Further tests are being carried out over the next few weeks.

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