MMR vaccine is the only way to protect against measles 2 doses of MMR vaccine are needed to give protection
Measles outbreaks are occurring in a number of European countries including Romania, France, Greece and Italy. To date in 2018, over 41,000 cases and 37 death from measles have been reported in EU countries.
Measles cases continue to occur in Ireland. Since January 2018 there have been over 67 cases of measles diagnosed. We are aware of a number of cases of measles in adults and children in Dublin. HSE – Immunisation
Most cases had not had MMR vaccine.
Measles is a highly infectious virus. The main features are fever, cough, red and painful eyes, and a rash. It can cause severe disease resulting in complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis and occasionally death. Although it is most common in young children, it can affect anyone at any age.
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