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Swansea measles outbreak reaches 252 after 43 new cases

Health officials say 43 more measles cases have been reported in the Swansea area in the last week, taking the outbreak to 252 with 38 hospitalised.

In total, 64 secondary and primary schools and nurseries across have been affected and Public Health Wales says the spread is a "serious concern".

Parents are being urged to ensure their children receive the MMR vaccination.

The majority of the new cases are in the Swansea area but cases are being reported across south east Wales.

BBC Wales Today presenter Rebecca John spoke to health correspondent Owain Clarke.

  • 14 Mar 2013
  • From the section Wales