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Euro Surveill. 2010 Mar 4;15(9). pii: 19500.

Spotlight on measles 2010: measles outbreak in Ireland 2009-2010.

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HSE-Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Dublin, Ireland.


Measles cases are increasing in Ireland, with 320 cases notified since August 2009. Nearly two-thirds of these cases (n=206) were unvaccinated. In the early stages of the outbreak a substantial number of cases were linked to the Traveller community with some cases also reported among the Roma community, other citizens from eastern Europe and children whose parents objected to vaccination. By February 2010, there had been considerable spread to the general population.

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