Tuesday 17 October 2017

Parents warned over measles outbreak in UK

YOUNG families who are going abroad to the UK, France, Italy or Spain over Easter have been warned about measles outbreaks.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre said the incidence of measles in Ireland was low currently and just six cases had been reported this year.

However, the watchdog said: "People travelling to the UK should be aware of measles outbreaks that are being reported in England and Wales.

"Other countries where measles transmission has been high in the past 12 months include France, Italy, Romania, Spain. Parents going on holiday with their children should make sure that they are up to date with their vaccines, particularly MMR vaccine, which protects against measles, mumps and rubella."

Irish Independent

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