Measles spread sparks jab blitz
THE spread of measles has resulted in a vaccination operation in Dublin's north inner city schools.
HSE public health staff are currently offering MMR vaccines to pupils in a number of primary schools.
There have been 135 reported cases of measles in Ireland since the start of the year -- with more than 70pc of them diagnosed in the north inner city.
Several countries in Europe have also seen a surge in measles this year and holiday travel during the summer months saw a rise in the number of cases diagnosed here.
Dr Margaret Fitzgerald, HSE director of public health, said: "We have seen a rapid increase in the number of measles cases recently, most of them centred in north Dublin city."