North West holiday goers advised to vaccinate against measles this summer

Holiday goers in the North West are being advised to vaccinate themselves against measles this summer.

The advice comes from the HSE following an outbreak of the illness across Europe with over ten thousand people diagnosed to date. Over 30 people have died as a result of the illness on the continent this year.

Several countries are reporting a dramatic increase in reported cases. This includes popular holiday destinations for Irish tourists including the UK, Italy, France and Spain.

Speaking to Ocean FM News, Dr Cathorina Walsh, Senior Medical Officer at HSE Community Services in Sligo and Leitrim explained how quickly the illness can be spread. She also advised that the best way to prevent measles is to be vaccinated.