Unfortunately, we have noticed a small but significant rise in the number of measles cases in the region. We’d like to remind all parents and carers of the importance of vaccinating children for MMR.
Measles is an infection that spreads very easily and can cause serious problems in some people. Having the MMR vaccine is the best way to prevent it.
How to check if you or your child has measles
Measles usually starts with cold-like symptoms, followed by a rash a few days later. Some people may also get small spots in their mouth.
The first symptoms of measles include:
a high temperature
a runny or blocked nose
red, sore, watery eyes
Further information can be found at Measles – NHS (www.nhs.uk)