IrelandUpdate on measles outbreak in CorkJun 12, 2012
Update on measles outbreak in Cork
According to International SOS, the measles outbreak continues in West Cork. Since the beginning of the year, at least 50 cases have been confirmed. Most cases continue to be in the age group of 12 - 18 years of age. It is being reported that none of those infected had been properly vaccinated. Measles outbreakMay 15, 2012
According to TravelCare International, West Cork is experiencing an outbreak of measles. There have been at least 25 cases since mid-April. The majority of these cases were in people between 12 and 18 years of age. None of those infected had been adequately immunized. Health authorities are urging people to get vaccinated.
In 2011, there was an outbreak of more than 400 measles cases in Ireland. There were no reported cases, however, from January to March of this year.
Measles is a highly contagious viral disease. It can have serious complications, and is sometimes fatal.
All travelers should ensure they are immune to measles either by having had the disease or being vaccinated.