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Call for MMR vaccination to be made mandatory

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The MMR vaccination should be made mandatory in the UK, following the ongoing measles epidemic in Wales, an expert in the disease has said.

Dr Paul Offit, a US-based measles expert, told BBC Newsnight the UK would benefit from American-style compulsory vaccination programmes.

Latest figures revealed the number of cases of measles in and around Swansea, had risen to 700.

Public Health Wales said there were no signs of a slow-down in cases. Drop-in vaccination clinics are being held in Swansea, Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot.

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