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Measles outbreak in Wales, death fears

27th May 2009

Concerns are rising among health chiefs that one of the biggest measles outbreaks in Wales will become fatal after figures showed 207 people are suffering from the virus.

A number of people have already been treated in intensive care units after the worst outbreak in years, prompting the National Public Health Service (NPHS) to urge parents to ensure their children receive the MMR vaccination.

The mid and west Wales areas have seen 147 cases, with 23 people admitted to hospital. In Llandudno there are 53 cases with two people taken to hospital.

 

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