Swansea measles: Cases rise by 20 to 1,094

Measles cases in the Swansea epidemic have risen by 20 in the last five days to 1,094 as health chiefs warn the uptake of MMR is too low to eliminate the disease in Wales.

Public Health Wales (PHW) continues to warn that the outbreak may spread.

It said 95% uptake of MMR would prevent further outbreaks.

But vaccination rates remained low in Wales, especially among those aged 10 to 18 who are hardest hit.

In total, 1,257 people across Wales have now contracted the disease since last November, as the latest figures were released — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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