HSE Confirms 19 Cases Of Measles Have Now Being Diagnosed In Limerick

The HSE has confirmed that the current measles outbreak in the MidWest is worsening, with 19 cases now diagnosed.

All of the detections have occurred in Limerick City, while one linked case was discovered in Dublin too.

Nine of the patients are children aged up to 5 years, all of whom were unvaccinated, while 11 are aged between 15 and 34 and all but two had no MMR vaccine.


An emergency response team are attempting to contain the spread of the highly contagious infection and a vaccination clinic to immunise from measles is being held next Monday at the Barrack View Primary Care Centre in Limerick.