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Measles in Ireland - Donegal and Galway

07 Feb 2019

Public health officials have reported an outbreak of measles in Donegal. Two cases have been identified and are believed to be linked to a case of measles at the National University of Ireland in Galway.

Advice for Travellers

Travel may increase an individual’s risk of exposure to measles virus, and facilitate the spread of disease to unvaccinated and susceptible populations. Two doses of MMR vaccine, at least one month apart, are required to give adequate protection.

It should be confirmed that children have received their recommended doses of MMR at 12-13 months of age and again pre-school around 3 years 4 months. Unvaccinated adults who have not had measles themselves should seek advice from a healthcare professional regarding measles vaccination.

For further information see Measles.