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An upsurge in the number of mumps cases, mainly among men in the 17 to 24 year age group, has been reported in Galway.
The HSE West is urging all third level students to ensure they are fully protected against measles.
NUI Galway students urged to find out if they were vaccinated against measles after outbreak in university
The HSE West is urging students at NUI Galway to find out if they have been vaccinated against measles.
The Health Service Executive has strongly advised parents to ensure their children have two doses of MMR vaccine, as cases of measles begin to rise in Ireland and across Europe. The MMR vaccine is the only protection available from measles, which can be a very serious and sometimes fatal illness.
The HSE is urging parents to ensure their children are vaccinated against measles following a large pan national outbreak of the disease in Europe.
Meningitis Research Foundation is concerned to note that mumps cases continue to rise significantly above levels seen in recent years. According to the current Health Protection Surveillance Centre Weekly Infectious Disease Report, 834 cases of mumps have been reported to date compared to 55 by the same time last year, with 60 per cent of cases having been seen in young adults age 15-24.
A major increase in the number of mumps cases in the west has resulted in the HSE West advising teenagers and young adults to ensure that they have had two doses of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine to avoid contracting the infection. The number of reported mumps cases in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon rocketed from 18 last year to 258 by mid December this year.
The HSE West is urging parents to make sure their children are vaccinated against measles in the wake of an outbreak of the condition in Co Galway.
The HSE West has reiterated its appeal to parents to make sure their children are vaccinated against measles in the wake of an outbreak of the condition in Co Galway towards the end of last year.