Measles outbreak report out

A Public Health Wales report has been published into the measles outbreak, which centred on Swansea. The outbreak started in November 2012 and didn't end until July. The report recommends measures to help prevent a future outbreak.

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'Get tough' approach needed to stamp out measles

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.

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