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Swansea measles epidemic: Chief medical officer urges vaccination.

The chief medical officer for Wales says the number of measles cases in the Swansea epidemic is set to rise further.

Figures released by Public Health Wales on Thursday said the total had increased to 808, with 77 hospitalised since the outbreak began last November.

Chief medical officer Dr Ruth Hussey told Oliver Hides of BBC Radio Wales said it was vital for parents to get their children vaccinated to limit the spread.

  • 19 Apr 2013
  • From the section Wales