Dr Sara Hayes
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Swansea measles report suggests school exclusion

A report into an eight-month measles outbreak centred on the Swansea area is due to be released.

From November to June there were over 1,200 reported cases in south, west and mid Wales, including one death.

Over the last few weeks, a new outbreak at a Neath school last month has led to 36 suspected cases.

Dr Sara Hayes, director of public health at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, said the report will recommend withdrawing pupils from schools if they have not been vaccinated and there are reported cases of measles they could be in contact with.

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