Measles outbreak sees new MMR warning to parents

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People are being reminded of the importance of the MMR vaccine after a fourth case of measles in Wales.

Public Health Wales report that in the last month there have been four cases across Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Powys, one of which was hospitalised.

Measles is a serious and highly contagious viral disease that can cause complications and can even prove fatal.

Public Health Wales says two doses of the MMR vaccine offers protection and anyone who hasn’t had the vaccine is urged to get it free from their GP.

Public Health Wales says it is also important if you think you may have measles to phone your GP or local hospital before attending if they, or their child, have a rash-like illness.

Those with symptoms are asked not to socialise with children, or other vulnerable individuals including infants, pregnant women, and those with a weakened immune system for around 10 days after symptoms start.