Measles Updates for the Mid-West

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The HSE continues to investigate suspected measles cases. There were no additional cases of measles confirmed in the Mid West in the last week. The threat of further cases occurring in the Mid West remains.

Parents are reminded that the only way to protect their children against measles is to ensure that they have the MMR vaccine, which is recommended at 12 months and again in Junior Infants in Primary school. Adults aged under 40 who should also ensure that they have 2 doses of MMR.

As there are outbreaks of measles throughout Europe anyone going abroad over the Summer should make sure that they are protected against measles, especially if planning travel to France, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Belgium or Romania

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