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#Measles

# measles - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

New York declares public health emergency as measles outbreak hits Brooklyn

New York mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered all residents to be vaccinated.

# measles - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Outbreak of measles in Dublin affecting young workers in city centre

There have been 10 cases since the start of February.

# measles - Sunday 31 March, 2019

People divided on banning unvaccinated children from schools

Most people agree with this stance but almost one in five are unsure, according to an opinion poll.

# measles - Saturday 30 March, 2019

Hundreds vaccinated after measles emergency in New York

Rockland County banned non-vaccinated minors from public places.

# measles - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Unvaccinated children banned from public places in New York suburb following measles outbreak

The extreme measure is to last for 30 days.

# measles - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

The Explainer: Why has Ireland had a 208% increase in measles cases?

In the next episode of our weekly podcast, we look at why cases of the illness are increasing in Ireland and other countries, despite a vaccination which prevents it.

# measles - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'It spreads like wildfire': Why Ireland, and the world, is seeing a huge surge in measles cases

Some 136,000 people died from measles globally in 2018.

# measles - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Poll: Should children be banned from attending school if they haven't been vaccinated? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should children be banned from attending school if they haven't been vaccinated?

There has been a huge spike in measles cases worldwide.

# measles - Monday 4 March, 2019

Another measles outbreak confirmed, this time in north Dublin

There have been five cases since the start of February.

# measles - Sunday 30 December, 2018

The number of reported measles cases in Ireland more than trebled this year

Seven in 10 of the confirmed cases involved people who were not vaccinated.

# measles - Sunday 2 September, 2018

'Three children died as a result of measles that year. I remember their eyes'

Consultant paediatrician John Fitzsimons writes about his experiences with measles, and why it’s important to vaccinate.

# measles - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

13 cases of measles in Dublin's north inner city in recent weeks

Transmission has occurred in a number of hospitals and in households with “poor vaccine uptake”, the HSE said.

# measles - Monday 20 August, 2018

Measles cases reach record high across Europe

Over 41,000 children and adults in Europe have been infected with measles in the first six months of 2018.

# measles - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Warning issued after five more people contract measles in Dublin

The HSE is “particularly concerned” about the risk of measles in children who recently attended Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.

# measles - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Warning issued as four cases of measles are reported in Dublin

Two adults and two children were affected.

# measles - Friday 20 July, 2018

HSE issues warning after two confirmed cases of measles in Dublin

Members of the public have been advised that the two infected people attended a number of hospitals where it is possibly they passed on the illness.

# measles - Friday 20 April, 2018

Vaccines: 'Those of us from an earlier era must speak out to stop little lives being wrecked'

New parents have so little knowledge of diseases like measles that they think the vaccine is more dangerous than the disease, writes Dr Ida Milne.

# measles - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Adults under 40 urged to get vaccinated against measles as 28 cases confirmed in mid-west

The majority of cases are in Limerick city.

# measles - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Forty cases of measles now confirmed across the country

Measles can lead to serious complications such as pneumonia and inflammation of the brain.

# measles - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Numbers continuing to rise in Limerick measles outbreak as doctors urge vaccinations MMR

Numbers continuing to rise in Limerick measles outbreak as doctors urge vaccinations

The HSE is offering the vaccine for free in Limerick.

# measles - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

11 cases confirmed in measles outbreak across Limerick and Dublin MMR

11 cases confirmed in measles outbreak across Limerick and Dublin

The incident is being examined by the HSE’s measles outbreak control team.

# measles - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Free vaccine offered as Limerick measles outbreak worsens MMR

Free vaccine offered as Limerick measles outbreak worsens

Six new cases of measles were confirmed in Limerick today.

# measles - Sunday 28 January, 2018

'I'm used to crying because we've got so little food': Papuan children dying from measles in isolated villages

This week, reporters found houses sit on stilts and the only bare-bones clinic has no modern medical equipment, a few rickety beds, and overwhelmed nurses struggling to cope.

# measles - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Measles outbreak: Should we pay doctors to track down unvaccinated children?

Australian doctors receive payments to track down and vaccinate children who are more than two months overdue for their vaccines, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

# measles - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

People with measles symptoms advised to isolate themselves as highly contagious disease spreads

Symptoms can present as red eyes, a runny nose, a high temperature and a rash.

# measles - Friday 27 October, 2017

Outbreak of measles in Dublin has now spread to Meath

There are now 7 confirmed cases of measles affecting Dublin and Meath, with most of these cases in Dublin City.

# measles - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Parents urged to vaccinate children after HSE notified of potential measles case in Cork

Two cases of measles were confirmed in Dublin last Friday.

# measles - Friday 20 October, 2017

People urged to get vaccinated as two measles cases confirmed in Dublin

An alert has been issued to all emergency departments and GPs in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow.

# measles - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Small decline in MMR vaccinations could have a serious effect

A 5% drop in measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations caused a threefold increase in annual measles cases, a new study found.

# measles - Friday 2 June, 2017

15 infants die in South Sudan after children as young as 12 years old administer measles vaccine

The children died of “severe sepsis/toxicity”, the UN said.

# measles - Monday 24 April, 2017

HSE: Complacency over vaccines could cause death in Ireland

The HSE issued the warning this morning following a spate of deaths as a result of a measles outbreak in Europe.

# measles - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Europe-wide measles warning as outbreaks of disease spread across a number of nations

France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Poland, Switzerland and Ukraine are the most affected.

# measles - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

People urged to get vaccinated as latest case of measles confirmed in Cork

There have now been 38 cases of measles confirmed in recent months.

# measles - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Person with measles travelled by plane to Dublin and then onto Galway

This case is unrelated to the recently reported outbreak that resulted in 34 confirmed measles cases between April and mid-July.

# measles - Thursday 14 July, 2016

# measles - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Six infants diagnosed with measles as HSE investigates outbreak

30 cases of measles are being investigated around the country.

# measles - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

There have been further outbreaks of measles around the country

The cases of the illness are being seen in several different areas of the country.

# measles - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Measles warning after second case confirmed this year

The person in question had been in Dublin and Kerry leading up to and including the May bank holiday weekend.

# measles - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher have just donated $1 million to charity in Syria

The comedian and his actress wife have made the donation to help combat a measles outbreak in the war-ravaged country.

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