Fourth Confirmed Case Of Measles In Ireland

The first case this year led to the death of a Westmeath man.

The HSE has confirmed a fourth case of measles in Ireland.

It says one in five people who catch the disease will be hospitalised.

With an outbreak in the UK and across Europe, there's a heightened awareness of measles among clinicians here.

The first confirmed case here this year, led to the death of a Westmeath man in early February.

Parents are being urged to arrange a catch-up vaccines for their children, and the HSE are saying "it's not too late to be vaccinated."

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