Fears over new suspected measles case at Swansea University
CONCERNS have been raised that a student sitting exams at Swansea University was suspected of having measles.
Students who sat supplementary exams on August 14 and 16, were notified of the situation.
It has led Swansea University to call on those involved in the exams to double check as to whether or not they have had the MMR jab.
Notices have been sent to those taking the papers.
It reads: "A student who was sitting exams at this time has a suspected case of measles. You are advised to check you have been vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and, if you have not, to contact your GP as soon as possible to request vaccination."
The suspected case has come to light now after the measles outbreak in Swansea was officially declared over back in July.
Public Health Wales revealed there had been no lab-confirmed measles cases linked to the outbreak area since May 22, indicating the end of the outbreak.
The first cases of measles began last November and there were 1,219 diagnosed cases of measles in the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg, Hywel Dda and Powys health board areas. A total of 88 people visited a hospital due to measles during the outbreak and one person died.
As part of the drive to bring the outbreak under control, a total of 75,868 unscheduled MMR vaccinations were given at GP surgeries, weekend drop-in sessions and schools and occupational health vaccination sessions in Wales during the outbreak period.
A Public Health Wales spokeswoman said the suspected case was not unusual, adding: "We do not comment on individual cases. We see sporadic cases of measles throughout the year and therefore a case of measles in the Swansea area wouldn't be unusual."
A university spokeswoman added: "There was a suspected case of measles at the university which we dealt with in line with advice from Public Health Wales."