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Swansea measles: Parents urged to act as cases rise in Neath

Parents have been asked to have their children vaccinated against measles as a matter of urgency to stop an outbreak of the disease spreading.

Public Health Wales (PHW) said the number of cases linked to a Pontardawe school had risen to 13, while a case has been reported at a Swansea nursery.

This outbreak comes less than four months after Wales' biggest measles outbreak ended - centred on the same area with 1,200 suspected cases.

PHW said it was "very frustrated".

Dr Jorg Hoffmann, PHW's consultant in communicable disease control, spoke to BBC Breakfast.

Parents urged to act over measles

  • 25 Oct 2013