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Health experts have recommended a 'get tough' approach to tackling measles following an epidemic that claimed the life of one man and left 1,200 others ill across south and mid Wales.
The so-called 'aggressive control' policy could result in unimmunised children being excluded from school if a close contact develops the disease.
Health chiefs have also warned that 10 to 18-year-olds are now the most vulnerable as a fresh outbreak spreads a year on from the start of the original epidemic.
The director of health protection for Public Health Wales has described measles as a 'serious illness', adding: "No parent or young person should believe it cannot happen to them."
One person died and 88 were admitted to hospital during the outbreak.
A review into Wales' biggest measles outbreak says authorities still need to do more to eradicate the infection, which began in 2012.
Here's what you need to know:
- There were originally only four cases of measles found in November last year
- 1,202 people contracted the infection, 88 were hospitalised and one person died
- During the outbreak period, 77,805 vaccines were administered
- Two doses of the MMR are 99% effective in protecting against measles
- It is believed 42,000 Welsh children are still not protected against the infection
- Swansea and Port Talbot have the highest record of cases between 2012-13
A review into Wales' biggest measles outbreak has called on authorities to strive to eradicate the infection.
The Public Health Wales review gives recommendations to the NHS, local authorities and the Welsh Government on future protocols when dealing with a measles epidemic.
Parents are still being urged to get their children vaccinated after further cases were found in Swansea last month.
Over 1,202 people have contracted measles since November last year.
Public Health Wales officials are concerned this number could grow if children don't receive both doses of the MMR vaccine.
The findings of a report into last year's measles outbreak centred on Swansea are due to be outlined later. The outbreak began in November 2012 and didn't end until July. The report is expected to recommend measures to prevent a future outbreak.