In an update from the Ireland Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) on May 20, they report 59 measles and 1224 mumps cases since the beginning of the year.
The Health Service Executive (HSE) has confirmed an outbreak of measles in north Dublin and is advising people who think they have measles to stay at home and to contact their General Practitioner (GP) for advice. This is a community outbreak of measles affecting adults and children. There has already been an outbreak of measles reported in Donegal in 2019.
Concerning mumps, HSE says their has been a large rise in the number of mumps cases reported since the beginning of 2019. Most cases are in teenagers and young adults.
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