Warning issued after four cases of measles reported in Dublin 1 year ago

Warning issued after four cases of measles reported in Dublin

The HSE has warned people to be careful after they were notified of four more cases of measles in Dublin.

Last month, a warning was issued in relation to two other cases - involving one adult and one child.

According to the Irish Examiner, the HSE were notified this week that four people in Dublin had also caught the condition.

The two adults and two children are believed to have likely developed the condition from contact with one of the two other people, who had visited numerous hospitals in Dublin.

People who have not been fully vaccinated with two doses of the MMR vaccine - or who have not had the condition in the past - are at an increased risk of getting measles.

The HSE urged people not to contact hospitals if they think they have come into contact with a case of measles, but to instead seek the advice of their GP.

Following the warning last month, Dr Helena Murray, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, said:

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

There have been measles outbreaks across a number of European countries this year, including Romania, France, Greece and Italy.

The HSE say that there have been more than 13,000 cases reported in EU countries and 31 deaths.