HSE "Particularly Concerned" As Measles Outbreak Continues

The number of children affected has risen to 11


The HSE is "particularly concerned" as the number of children affected by the measles outbreak has now risen to 11.

According to Independent.ie, the HSE is warning people with children who were in these areas of Temple Street Children’s University Hospital at specific times on four dates in the past fortnight.

The dates, times and races are:

  • Wednesday, July 25, 9.30am - 2pm, Outpatients Department.
  • Thursday, July 26, 7.15pm-midnight, Emergency Department.
  • Friday, July 27, 4.20pm - 7.30pm, Emergency Department.
  • Monday, August 6, 2.20pm- 10pm, Emergency Department.

These children may have been exposed to an infectious case of measles.

The HSE has said, “If you or your child attended the hospital on any these dates and you or your child develop symptoms of measles, stay at home and phone your GP.”

People can remain infectious for up to 21 days after contact with the virus.

Symptoms include a high fever, a cough, a runny nose, red eyes and a rash that starts on the head and spreads down the body. Victims may also experience vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach pain.

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