Measles advice note for parents/guardians:
There is an increase in measles across England and Europe, affecting young unimmunised children. Measles is highly infectious. It can cause serious illness and can sometimes be fatal. Vaccination with 2 doses of MMR is the safest way to protect children and young people.
Signs to look out for: The first signs of measles are fever, cough, runny nose and red sore eyes. After a few days, a spotty rash will appear. It starts on the face and neck before spreading to the rest of the body.
If you think your child has measles:
- Ring your GP practice for advice
- Please don’t turn up to the surgery, walk in centre or to accident and emergency without calling ahead. The doctor will make special arrangements to see your child so that if your child has got measles they won’t pass it on to others.
- Keep people with symptoms of measles away from others to avoid spreading measles, and stay away from school, for 5 days after the onset of rash.
If you would like more information, see https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/measles/
Added By: Eden Boys' School, Preston | Date Added: 15th Jan 2018 | Posted In: Latest News