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# Measles

This month
July 2024
Sixty-eight measles cases confirmed in Ireland so far this year
Last month
June 2024
Measles: 56 cases confirmed in Ireland so far this year
GPs advise parents that infants 6-11 months should receive extra MMR vaccine if travelling abroad
Forty-seven measles cases confirmed in Ireland so far this year
May
May 2024
Seven more measles cases confirmed in Ireland, bringing total for year so far to 37
HSE issue measles exposure warning for passengers on London to Dublin flight
Four more measles cases confirmed in Ireland, bringing total for year so far to thirty
Measles: Twenty-six cases, and five outbreaks, confirmed in Ireland this year
Twenty measles cases confirmed in Ireland so far this year
This year
2024
Two more measles cases confirmed - bringing total number this year to 18
Three more measles cases confirmed - bringing total number this year to 16
Two more measles cases confirmed - bringing total number this year to 13
Two more measles cases confirmed - bringing total number this year to 11
Four more measles cases confirmed in Ireland
Three more measles cases confirmed in latest weekly figures
One new case of measles confirmed in Ireland, the fifth this year
Four measles cases now confirmed in Ireland
HSE warning to passengers on recent Abu Dhabi to Dublin flight after case of measles confirmed
Nine more suspected measles cases in latest weekly figures
Government approves funding for measles catch-up vaccine programme
Over 300,000 people to be offered measles catch-up vaccine under new plans
Nine suspected, no confirmed cases of measles in latest weekly figures
One case of measles confirmed in Northern Ireland, linked to rise of cases across Europe
Three suspected and one confirmed case of measles reported in latest weekly figures
The Explainer: Why is measles on the rise again?
Measles contact tracing begins as HSE issues advice over potential exposure to virus
Measles: What you need to know about the disease, vaccines and who is at risk
A man in Leinster died after contracting the disease amid fears of an outbreak here.
Nine suspected measles cases reported in Ireland
Two or more cases of measles are classed as an outbreak.
Seven of these cases have been defined as 'possible' measles, while two are listed as 'probable' measles
The suspected cases, all involving children aged nine and younger, were reported between 28 January and 3 February
Yesterday it was confirmed that a man in Leinster died after contracting measles
Missed appointments during pandemic a factor in lower measles vaccine uptake, HSE says
Adult with confirmed measles case dies in hospital in the Dublin and Midlands Health Region
Donnelly to tell Cabinet probability of introduction and spread of measles in Ireland is high
There have been increasing numbers of measles cases notified in Europe since the beginning of 2023.
MMR vaccine uptake in Ireland is currently below the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended target uptake.
The HSE is exploring developing a proposal for an MMR catch-up programme in Leaving Cert pupils.
It may also expand to college students.
Dr Catherine Conlon: Catch Up vaccination clinics needed now before measles sweeps the country
Dr Catherine Conlon
Health officials keeping 'very close watch' on measles in Ireland as cases soar in Europe
Measles cases soared in Europe to 42,200 last year, almost 45-fold increase on previous year
Last year
2023
HSE warns measles outbreak could happen in Ireland amid faltering vaccine uptake
There has been a significant increase in cases of measles in Europe in the first half of this year.
Poll: Are you vaccinated against measles?
Ireland has one of the lowest rates of measles immunisation in Europe
Parents urged to check children are vaccinated against measles before travelling during Easter
All time
Uptick in mumps in recent weeks as HSE advises MMR vaccine for anyone without two doses
Over 117 million children at risk of missing out on measles vaccine due to pandemic