MEASLES is not only uncomfortable, itchy and rather unsightly, the virus can sometimes be really dangerous too.
HOLIDAYMAKERS have been given fresh warnings to ensure they are vaccinated against measles after it emerged European cases have reached an eight-year high.
The number of European cases of measles has reached an eight-year high.
Public Health England is urging people to check they are properly vaccinated.
THE World Health Organization said at least 37 people have died as the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of this year.
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The mother of a Co Down schoolboy who died within days of receiving a combined measles and rubella vaccine has been boosted in her High Court battle over the scope of a second inquest.
CHILDREN aged between five and 15 who were never given the MMR vaccine or
The percentage of youngsters being protected against various diseases declined last year.
A MUMPS outbreak has forced the cancellation of a major college GAA fixture – and a “no kissing” warning at a mixed-sex Co Derry school.
Experts warned that a modern day antibiotic resistant pandemic could lead to huge loss of life.