Archive for May 14, 2012
The outbreak is predominantly affecting teenagers who are not vaccinated. In the last four weeks 25 measles cases have been reported. This compares to no cases for the first three months of 2012. The majority of notified cases have been in the 12-18 years age group with the oldest case reported being 18 years of age. No deaths have occurred and none of the teenagers were vaccinated.
“Measles can be a serious and potentially fatal illness and children who have not been vaccinated are particularly at risk of measles during this time, says Dr. Fiona Ryan, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, HSE South.
Every community in Ireland can play its part in bringing people home and helping Ireland along the road to recovery
Fine Gael Cork South West TD, Noel Harrington, has called on the people of West Cork to get behind what will be the biggest tourism initiative ever held in Ireland, The Gathering 2013, the aim of which is to reach out to the 70 million strong global Irish family and encourage them to play a part in Ireland’s recovery.
“Next year will see the biggest tourism event in Irish history taking place; a yearlong event celebrating Ireland and its people, here and abroad, and the bond that unites us together. The aim of the Gathering is to reach out to the Irish diaspora and to bring 325,000 extra visitors home.