Monday 14 October 2019

21 measles cases this year amid global surge

 

Global cases of measles are surging to alarmingly high levels according to Unicef. Stock Image
Global cases of measles are surging to alarmingly high levels according to Unicef. Stock Image
Eilish O'Regan

Eilish O'Regan

At least 21 cases of measles have been notified to the HSE since the beginning of 2019; seven cases are confirmed and the remainder are under investigation.

Six were linked to the recently reported outbreak in Donegal. To date, none of the confirmed measles sufferers appear to have been vaccinated.

It comes as Unicef warns today that global cases of measles are surging to alarmingly high levels.

Cases of measles increased in 98 countries around the world, with cases in Ireland growing by 244pc, from 25 in 2017 to 86 in 2018.

Irish Independent

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