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MEASLES

February 19, 2003 4:09 PM

Two cases of adult measles have been reported in students from the University of Strathclyde. One of these has now been confirmed. We believe that one student contracted the virus during a recent visit abroad and subsequently passed the infection to a flatmate. There has been no evidence of any other cases of infection and the risk to others is considered to be very low. However, as a precaution, students and staff who may have come into close contact with the affected students have been offered immunisation. Information and advice regarding the measles outbreak will be distributed to the wider University community, who are not considered to be at risk. NHS Greater Glasgow is working closely with the University. Note to editors: Greater Glasgow NHS Board have worked in conjunction with the University of Strathclyde on this release. The symptoms of measles are:

  • Runny nose
  • Fever
  • Conjunctivitis (inflammation of the eye), followed by
  • Rash
Should anyone become unwell with any of these symptoms they should contact their GP. Further information is available from www.hebs.co.uk/MMR

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