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Swansea measles: Cases not expected to peak for four weeks

Cases in the Swansea measles epidemic are not expected to peak for another four weeks, says a city GP.

The total number has risen to 693, with health officials warning still not enough children aged 10 to 17 are coming forward for MMR jabs.

Dr Ian Millington, secretary of Morgannwg local medical committee, said he would be disappointed if in four weeks cases were not slowing down.

Health officials have also raised concerns about number of people with the illness in Powys.

Many schools in the Swansea area reopen again next week after the Easter holidays and Friday is seen as the last opportunity for children to receive the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) jab.

Dr Millington spoke to Peter Johnson on BBC Radio Wales' Good Morning Wales.

  • 12 Apr 2013
  • From the section Wales