No let-up in rate of measles cases

New measles cases in Wales are running at one every two hours with the total now hitting 765.

Parents are urged to act quickly to get children vaccinated as the number of sufferers hospitalised since the outbreak hit 77.

The epidemic in and around Swansea shows no sign of slowing despite major efforts to contain the problem.

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Health experts expect cases among children to increase with the return to school after Easter.

More than 3,700 children had the MMR jab at emergency vaccination sessions set up in a number of hospitals over Easter.

Similar sessions targeting worst hit areas are due to take place tomorrow in a handful of schools in Swansea and Neath and Port Talbot.

Public Health Wales released figures showing that the number of cases stood at 693 last Thursday and since then a further 72 have driven up the total to 765.

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