Confirmed Measles Cases in the Northwest
Are you aware of the symptoms?
Measles symptoms to be aware of include:
· high fever
· sore, red, watery eyes
· aching and feeling generally unwell
· a blotchy red brown rash, which usually appears after the initial symptoms.
Anyone with symptoms that could be measles is advised to stay at home and phone their GP or NHS 111 for advice, rather than visiting the surgery or A&E. This is because measles spreads very quickly and easily and so it is important to try and prevent the illness spreading further.
The free MMR vaccine is a safe and effective way of protecting against measles, as well as mumps and rubella.
For more information about measles, see the nhs.uk website