Measles outbreak hits Cardiff Uni

University sends out emails to students after doctors confirm a case of measles in a Cardiff Uni fresher


A Cardiff Uni student has had a confirmed case of measles leading to the university sending students warning emails to check their vaccinations.

MMR Vaccination - just 2 shots can immunise you

MMR Vaccination – just 2 shots can immunise you

The outbreak was confirmed last week by doctors.

Yesterday, the university sent out an email announcement to all students advising them to check that they have had their MMR vaccinations.

Measles outbreaks by age - Public Health Wales

Measles outbreaks by age – Public Health Wales

The email was sent after the PHW (Public Health Wales) advised the university about the recommended actions to take if a case is confirmed.

Due to the potential rapid spread of measles, the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board have asked the University to help with vaccinations. The uni is offering MMR vaccinations at the Uni ‘s Health Centre, for those that are unable to get an appointment with their GP.

Cardiff Uni's Health Centre on Park Place

Cardiff Uni’s Health Centre on Park Place

The concern was triggered after the quick succession of confirmed measles cases spread across Wales. More than 1,000 cases have been confirmed, including one death.

Remember to check your vaccination history and immediately consult your GP if you think you may have symptoms.