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The HSE has issued a public warning following two cases of measles in Ireland.

 

It was confirmed that an adult and child had contracted the disease during a trip to mainland Europe.

 

The health service has advised the public to be extremely cautious, especially to those who have been in the same location as the infected child and adult.

 

 

They have also urged the public to ensure they are vaccinated against measles.

 

The MMR vaccine protects both you and your child from measles, mumps, and rubella.

 

See below for the locations:

 



Tallaght University Hospital Adult Emergency Department- July 1: 11.30 am and 1.30 pm.

 

Tallaght University Hospital Adult Emergency Department- July 5: 12 am and 8 am.

 

Mater Hospital- July 7: 11 am and 8 pm.

 

Temple Street Hospital- July 13: 3 pm and 8 pm.

 

Temple Street Hospital- July 15: 5 pm and 1 am.

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Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin- July 16: 12 pm and 2.30 pm

 

 

If you are concerned that you have contracted the disease phone your GP, but experts have advised against going to the hospital.

 

The symptoms include a runny nose, swollen eyelids, sneezing, sensitivity to light, watery eyes and red eyes. People who contract the measles will also suffer from a mild to severe temperature, which can potentially reach over 40.6°C.

 

Other symptoms include a red-brown spotty rash, weak appetite, dry cough, fatigue, irritability, and general aches and pains.

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