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A measles outbreak has been declared at a college in Newport.

Public Well being Wales mentioned 4 individuals with hyperlinks to Lliswerry Excessive Faculty had been identified with the sickness.

Vaccinations are being carried out on the faculty and oldsters have been despatched letters to alert them to the danger.

Dad and mom have been urged to make sure their kids have obtained each doses of the MMR vaccine. The primary dose is often given at 12 months and the second at 40 months.

Symptoms embody a fever, cough, runny nostril, conjunctivitis and a particular purple rash.

Heather Lewis, advisor in well being safety for Public Health Wales, mentioned: “Whereas 4 instances of measles could not sound so much, we all know that there are different kids attending the college who’re unvaccinated and will simply catch and unfold measles.”

Adults who’ve by no means had measles or the MMR vaccine and who work in shut contact with kids have additionally been urged to talk to their GP about vaccination.