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Fresh measles outbreak

Three new cases of measles have been reported in a fresh outbreak in Neath and Swansea. Over 1,202 people have contracted measles since November last year, with one fatality and 88 hospitalised.

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Three new cases of measles reported in latest outbreak

Parents are still being urged to get their children vaccinated as a fresh outbreak of measles continues Credit: Klaus Rose/DPA/Press Association Images

Three new cases of measles have been reported in the Neath and Swansea area.

There are now 39 confirmed cases in the latest outbreak, which has affected four schools in the region.

Yesterday Public Health Wales and three local health boards published their report into the biggest outbreak of measles in Wales since the introduction of the MMR vaccination.

It said a 'get tough' approach was needed to stamp out the illness, which it described as 'very serious'.

Over 1,202 people have contracted measles since November last year, with one fatality and 88 hospitalised.

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