In a follow-up on the measles situation in Dublin, Ireland, the Ireland HSE reported four additional measles cases–two adults and two children.
These four individuals are likely to have developed measles from contact with one of the two earlier cases at hospitals in Dublin.
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”.
People at increased risk of getting measles are those who are not fully vaccinated with two doses of MMR vaccine or have not had measles in the past. The risk of measles is for up to 21 days after contact with a case of measles.
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