'No significant increase' in cases of measles/chicken pox in Barry schools

THE Vale Council has said there has been no significant increase in cases of measles and/or chicken pox in Barry's schools, following the Swansea epidemic.
Public Health Wales has urged parents, carers and communities to ensure all children are given the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) jab as cases in the outbreak centred on Swansea reach 600.
Dr Marion Lyons, Director of Health Protection for Public Health Wales, said: "Measles is now spreading at an alarming rate across areas of Wales.  Worryingly there are still tens of thousands of susceptible children across Wales, yet our weekly monitoring of vaccination rates shows only a slight increase in numbers receiving MMR jabs."

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