There's been an outbreak of measles in North Dublin City.
The HSE says it's dealing with two confirmed cases, and has notified all Emergency Departments and GPs in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow.
People who haven't had the MMR vaccine are being warned that measles can be highly contagious and is a serious illness.
Dr Deirdre Mulholland, Director of Public Health said “The best protection is to be fully vaccinated with 2 doses of MMR vaccine.”
Measles symptoms include:
• High fever
• Runny nose
• Red eyes
• Red rash that starts on head and spread down the body- this normally starts a few days after onset of illness. The rash consists of flat red or brown blotches, which can flow into each other. It lasts about 4-7 days.
• Vomiting, diarrhoea and tummy pain may also happen.
Anyone who develops measles symptoms should:
Ø Stay at home and phone your GP
Ø Tell the doctor or nurse that you think you might have measles
Ø Stop visitors coming to the house to prevent spreading the infection