A measles outbreak in South Wales: 189 cases.
Parents are being urged to make sure their children receive the measles, mumps
and rubella (MMR) vaccination.
So that they won’t get measles.
Dr Marion Lyons, director of health protection for Public Health Wales (PHW), said: “We continue to be concerned at the number of cases of measles we are seeing in the Swansea and Neath Port Talbot areas.
“We cannot emphasise enough that measles is an illness that can kill, or leave patients with permanent complications including severe brain damage, and the only protection is two doses of the MMR vaccination.”
She added that people most at risk of catching measles are children of school age who have not had two doses of MMR.
Get the vaccination.