Swansea Measles Epidemic claims a life…

Posted on April 21, 2013 by Abigail Oyelayo

MMR Vaccine

Hello all, I’m sure you’ve all been hearing about the measles outbreak that has swept through Swansea this month. Public Health Wales (PHW), says they’re tackling an epidemic of more than 800 cases, and the numbers just keep increasing! Many have been hospitalised already, and now, the tragic news of a death causes an outcry in Wales for the epidemic to be tackled.
The 25-year-old, named as Gareth Williams, was found dead at a flat on
Thursday. Tests confirmed only that the man had measles at the time of his death. A post mortem examination has yet to confirm the cause of death, however, officials says his unfortunate death is most likely to be associated with measles. His death is the first death in the measles outbreak, this poses the question…how many more?

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