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Measles examination and warning issued after three cases of infection confirmed



Many cases of measles in Rhyl associated with cinema, fast food chain and hospital emergency department are being investigated.

Public Health Wales examines three confirmed cases of the infection and two related suspected cases.

People – who visited certain areas of Rhyl – become the desire to pay attention to signs and symptoms

Public health Wales warns people to be vigilant if they were in one of the following places:

The Vue cinema in Rhyl in the afternoon Saturday, June 29th.

McDonald's restaurant on the Rhyl high street in the afternoon Saturday 29 June.

Accident and Emergency Department / AP outside of waiting time at Glan Clwyd Hospital in the evening Thursday, June 20, Sunday June 30 or evening Sunday June 30th.

Anyone who may have been exposed to measles at these sites, born after 1

970 and who has not previously had measles, is recommended to check that they are fully vaccinated with two doses of MMR and should be aware of the symptoms of measles.

Parents of primary school children at Ysgol Clawdd Offa, Prestatyn, have been directly informed of the signs and symptoms of measles; One of the cases examined has been in school while infectious.

Dr. Chris Johnson, consultant in Health Protection, said: "At the moment we are not investigating an outbreak of measles as there is no evidence that measles has spread beyond a closely linked group of people. that measles spread quickly and easily between unvaccinated people, and we have concerns that others may have been exposed to the infection in the cinema, restaurant or health care system last weekend.

"We always recommend anyone who has not been fully vaccinated with two doses of MMR to ensure that they are protected from measles, which can be very serious and potentially fatal.

"When summer vacations come up and people attend big events and holidays in countries where measles are common, we will especially encourage everyone to ensure that they and their children have received the MMR vaccine."

Measles are highly contagious and easily spread to non-vaccinated people. These include a high temperature, cough, runny nose, red eyes (conjunctivitis) and a special red rash that begins at the back of the head and spreads on the face and forward in the body.

Rashes are typically seen three to five days after symptom onset.

Anyone who suspects that they or their children have measles should contact their doctor or NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47. They should warn their healthcare providers of the symptoms before going for an appointment.

Measles is highly contagious, and the only way to prevent major outbreaks is by vaccination.

If one in five children with measles may experience serious complications such as ear infections, pneumonia or meningitis. One in 10 children with measles ends up in the hospital and in rare cases it can be fatal. Visit www.publichealthwales.org/measles


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