South East Wales

Further confirmed case in Caerphilly hepatitis A outbreak

Glyn-Gaer Primary School, in Gelligaer, Image copyright Google
Image caption Public Health Wales continues to investigate an outbreak of hepatitis A at Glyn-Gaer Primary School

There has been another confirmed case of hepatitis A in Caerphilly county, bringing the number affected by the outbreak to nine.

Seven of the cases are associated with Glyn-Gaer Primary School in Gelligaer.

The latest person is a close contact of a patient already confirmed with the infection and did not contract the illness within the school, officials said.

More than 200 pupils and 50 adults have been vaccinated as a precaution.

Public Health Wales is continuing to investigate the outbreak with Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and Caerphilly county council.

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