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Number of confirmed measles cases now at nine


The number of confirmed cases of measles so far this year is now at nine, according to the Health Service Executive’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

Health authorities are also investigating one possible, or probable case but that has not yet been laboratory confirmed.

Last week, the HSE launched its measles vaccination catch-up campaign to protect against the disease, due to a rise in cases in the UK and Europe.

The first measles case this year in early February resulted in the death of a man in his 40s in hospital in the Dublin & Midlands Health Region.

So far this year, most of the cases have been seen in the HSE Dublin & North East and Dublin & South East Regions.

No cases have been reported in the HSE Mid West or West & North West Regions.


Read more:
Catch-up measles vaccinations ‘really critical’ – WHO
Unvaccinated urged to act after fourth measles case confirmed
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