Health Warning Issued After Measles Cases Confirmed

A health warning has been issued following the confirmation of two cases of measles at NUI Galway.

The Health Service Executive has said that vigilance is needed due to the proximity of university students and the how contagious measles is.

Students have been advised to make sure they have received two doses of the MMR vaccine, with any student who has not received this level of protection should be vaccinated immediately.

A skin rash is the most obvious sign of measles, with a person is at their most contagious when this presents.


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