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New measles outbreak fears

MMR vaccinations have started at a school in Neath Port Talbot, after one confirmed case and four suspected cases of measles. Health officials have warned that there could be a new outbreak, because so many young people are not fully immunised.

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Decision due on when pupils will get MMR vaccinations

Public health officials say a decision will be made today on when more than 200 children in the Neath Port Talbot area will receive MMR vaccinations.

Laboratory tests last week confirmed a child at Cwmtawe Comprehensive School had contracted measles.

More than 75,000 people were vaccinated during the measles outbreak in Wales earlier in the year. Credit: PA

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board is arranging for MMR vaccinations to be offered this week to all pupils at the school who are not fully vaccinated.

Of 1,260 pupils, 62 are recorded as having received no doses of the MMR vaccine and 142 have received only one dose.

The measles outbreak, centred on Swansea and Neath Port Talbot, earlier this year resulted in more than 1,200 cases - and was officially declared over in July.

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