Up to 25 children contract measles in west Cork

The HSE has said 25 children have been diagnosed with measles in west Cork in the past four weeks.

Those affected are mainly aged between 12 and 18, and none of them have had the MMR vaccine.

Experts said that siblings of those who have the illness and have not been vaccinated should stay out of school for the incubation period to make sure they don't pass it on.

That could last for as long as three weeks.


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