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Measles: 43 new cases in south west Wales outbreak

As a measles outbreak in south west Wales intensifies, public health officials are warning it is only a matter of time before a child suffers serious health problems.

There have been 252 cases in the Swansea and Neath Port Talbot areas since November. Last week a further 43 cases were detected.

Doctors and Public Health Wales are urging all parents to give their children the MMR vaccination.

BBC Wales health correspondent Owain Clarke reports.

43 new measles cases in outbreak

  • 14 Mar 2013
  • From the section Wales