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The south Wales club have ensured its players have been given the proper immunisation following the measles epidemic, with over 1,000 people in the city affected by the infection

Swansea have announced they are taking no chances with their squad following an outbreak of measles in the area, and MMR jabs have been given to all players that needed it.

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A spokesperson for the club, currently ninth in the Premier League, has revealed that only some of the players required the immunisation jab, although did not reveal who.

"Given that the club is in the outbreak zone, we had a thorough check of which players had not received their second jabs," said the spokesperson.

"We're not in a position to say who or how many received the inoculation, but I can confirm that all players and officials in the club are now up to date.

"Similar measures have been rolled out to youth players and letters have also been sent out to parents reminding them of the situation."

Garry Monk, the Swansea captain, has urged parents to have their children vaccinated and has revealed that his two year-old daughter has had the MMR jab.

"You should make sure you do everything you can to give your children the best chance," he told the South Wales Evening Post. "Getting them vaccinated is one way forward which I would encourage."

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