HSE warns against the spread of measles

HSE warns against the spread of measles

People have been urged to be more vigilant of measles following the discovery of two Irish cases.

The HSE has revealed there have been two cases of measles found in Ireland.

An adult and a child were taken with measles after visiting mainland Europe.


The HSE said the two different cases attended treatment at the emergency department of Tallaght University Hospital on July 1 and 5, the Mater hospital on July 7, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital on July 13, 15 and 16 and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin on July 16.

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”.