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Measles cases rise to 886

Public Health Wales has reported that the number of measles cases has risen to 886, as children have gone back to school after Easter. 25-year-old Gareth Williams died during the epidemic, it has not been confirmed whether measles was the cause.

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Father urges parents to vaccinate their children

Craig Thomas with sons Jordan and Keiron Credit: Daybreak

A father has urged parents to ensure their children have the MMR vaccine after all three of his children were hit by the Swansea measles epidemic.

Speaking to Daybreak, Craig Thomas, 36, from Morriston, said he felt "terrible" that he did not get his children vaccinated sooner.

His 15-year-old daughter Chloe was forced to miss part of a GCSE exam because she was so ill, and his sons Jordan and Keiron now also have the disease.

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