Emergencies preparedness, response

2000 - Measles in Ireland

09 August 2000

Disease Outbreak Reported

As of 29 July 2000, the National Disease Surveillance Centre, Ireland has reported 1 376 cases of measles, including 2 deaths since 1 January 2000. Most of the cases occurred in the north Dublin city area.

Control measures now being implemented include an intensification of the routine immunization programme, with increased advice given to parents in schools where cases of measles occurred and close follow-up of defaulters; and adjustments in the immunization schedule to better respond to the current epidemiological situation.