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04th Apr 2019

The HSE has confirmed a measles outbreak in Dublin City

Olivia Hayes

People working in Dublin City have been warned to look out for the signs.

An outbreak of the measles has been confirmed in Dublin City. The HSE confirmed the news in a statement today, advising people to stay at home if they think they have caught it.

The HSE said:

“The Health Service Executive has confirmed an outbreak of measles in Dublin and is advising that people who think they have measles to stay at home and to contact their General Practitioner (GP) for advice.

“This is a community outbreak of measles affecting adults and children. There have been ten cases since the start of February 2019. Recent cases have involved young adults working in Dublin city centre in the areas of Parnell Street, Dame Street and Baggot Street. Travel to France was identified as a risk.

“Measles is a serious illness and is highly infectious. The best protection is to be vaccinated with MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) vaccine.”

Dublin Fire Brigade also warned those living in the city to be careful.

Look out for yourselves.