The Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) reported on Friday two cases of measles in adults and children in Dublin recently in mainland Europe, calling on people to be aware of measles.
Dr. Helena Murray, a public health specialist, said: "Measles can be a serious disease and are highly contagious, the best protection being complete vaccination with two doses of MMR vaccine (measles, mumps and rubella)."
It persists possible risk of measles in persons who may be in the same medical care as these two cases were the infectious period. People at risk are those who are not fully vaccinated with two doses of MMR vaccine or have had no measles in the past. The risk of measles is up to 21 days after contact with a case of measles.
Currently, the HSE is aware that two  measles cases visited the following health facilities while they were most infectious:  date
Emergency room for adults (ED)
In several European countries there are persistent measles outbreaks region and worldwide. Most cases in the EU in 2018 were reported from Romania, France, Greece and Italy. Most people who get measles on vacation do not know that they were exposed until they developed a disease. Unrecognized measles pollution has occurred at airports, in airplanes, at concerts, in shops and health facilities. In 2018, 31 measles deaths were reported in EU countries.
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Vaccination remains the most effective measure against infection. Children aged 6-11 months traveling to other countries and regions where measles outbreaks are reported are recommended as an MMR vaccine. A dose given before the age of 12 months does not replace the dose normally given at the age of 12 months.
Older children should be vaccinated accordingly. Children who have missed their recommended dosages should receive the MMR vaccine from their GP.
Adults may have a measles risk, especially those under the age of 40, who have never received measles or two measles vaccine doses.