Four more measles cases at Cwmtawe School in Pontardawe
A FURTHER four cases of measles have been reported as part of a cluster centred on a Swansea Valley school.
It now means there are seven cases associated with Cwmtawe School in Pontardawe, two of which have been laboratory confirmed.
Last week, two cases were identified in children in Ysgol Y Cribarth, Powys, who are connected to one of the confirmed cases at Cwmtawe.
Dr Jorg Hoffmann, Consultant in Communicable Disease Control for Public Health Wales, said: “According to health records one case had received a single measles vaccine but none had had any doses of the MMR vaccine.
“This again demonstrates the importance of getting your children vaccinated with two doses of MMR which is needed to provide the maximum 99 per cent protection against measles, mumps and rubella.”
An MMR vaccination session was held at Cwmtawe last Tuesday as over 100 school pupils were found not to be fully immunised.
During the session 55 people were immunised but 46 children did not take up the offer.