Measles cases in Dublin and Meath

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There has been 17 confirmed cases of measles. There are 12 confirmed cases in Dublin with most cases in North Dublin and a smaller outbreak in Meath with 5 confirmed cases. 

Children and adults have been affected and measles is now circulating in the community.

The Measles Outbreak Control Team is continuing to investigate the measles cases and offer advice on the measures to control the further spread of this potentially serious illness. 

The best protection against measles is to be fully vaccinated with 2 doses of the MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella) vaccine.

If you have symptoms suggestive of measles you should stay at home, not go to school or work and phone your GP and explain that you may have measles. People who have not been fully vaccinated with MMR vaccine or have not had measles in the past are at high risk of getting measles if exposed. Those most at risk of catching measles are those who are not fully vaccinated with 2 doses of MMR vaccine such as babies younger than 12 months who are too young to be vaccinated, and those with weakened immune systems.

Further information 
HPSC website: Measles factsheets