The HSE has confirmed that there are now 17 confirmed cases of measles. There are 12 confirmed cases in Dublin with most cases in North Dublin and a smaller outbreak of measles in Meath with five confirmed cases.
Children and adults have been affected and measles is now circulating in the community in Dublin and Meath. Dr. Deirdre Mulholland, Director of Public Health for HSE East, said “measles can be a serious illness and is highly contagious. The best protection is to be fully vaccinated with two doses of MMR vaccine.” The HSE advises that everyone should be aware of the possible risk of spread of measles whenever groups of people gather and particularly when attending healthcare services such as GPs or Emergency Departments.Read Abstract