HSE issue warning after confirming two cases of measles in Dublin
The HSE has urged people to be careful after they were notified of two cases of measles in Dublin.
The cases were in an adult and child who had recently been to mainland Europe.
They have issued a statement asking people to be vigilant about measles.
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."
They also said that there is a possible risk of measles for people who might have been in the same healthcare setting as the two people during the most infectious period.
According to the HSE, he two measles cases attended:
- The emergency department at Tallaght Hospital on July 1, between the hours of 11.30am and 1.30pm, and on July 5, from the hours of 12am until 8am.
- The Mater Hospital on July 7, from the hours of 11am until 8pm.
- Children's University Hospital Temple Street on July 13, from the hours of 3pm until 8pm, and on July 15 and 16, from the hours of 5pm until 1am the following day.
- Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, on July 16, from the hours of 12pm until 2.30pm.
They urged people not to contact hospitals if they think they have come into contact with a case of measles, but to instead seek the advice of their GP.