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Back To Vidyya Measles Outbreak In Northern Ireland

Lax Use Of Immunizations To Blame

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 program, 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.

For further information about the outbreak, visit the web site of the National Disease Surveillance Centre, Ireland as well as the article in the July 2000 issue of the online journal, EPI-INSIGHT.

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