Measles Occurrence at NUI Galway

 
Latest Update

There have recently been five confirmed cases of measles in students attending at NUI Galway. There are several other possible cases and some probable cases among family and household contacts of the confirmed cases.

Symptoms

If you have a skin rash, high temperature, cough, runny nose or red or watery eyes please stay at home until 4 days after the onset of symptoms and you are well again. You should also contact your G.P. by phone if you are unwell.

Taking Action

Measles is highly contagious and can cause serious complications. The only way to prevent measles is by vaccination.

Any student who has not had two doses of MMR vaccine should be vaccinated as soon as possible.

The Student Health Unit or your own GP will provide vaccination clinics for any student who has not had adequate vaccination of two doses of MMR vaccine.  To book an appointment for vaccinations here contact the Student Health Unit on 091-493758 or 091-495637.

Other Preventative Measures

Unvaccinated housemates of cases of measles will need to stay at home for a number of days depending on when they were exposed. This is to avoid transmitting measles to others.

People who are coughing or sneezing should cover their mouths and dispose of tissues.  Handwashing helps stop the spread of infectious diseases.

More Information

More information on measles is available at http://www.hpsc.ie/hpsc/A-Z/VaccinePreventable/Measles/Factsheet/

 

An Bhruitíneach san Ollscoil

 
An Scéal is Déanaí

Tá sé dearbhaithe le déanaí go bhfuil cúig chás den bhruitíneach i measc na mac léinn in OÉ Gaillimh. Tá roinnt cásanna eile ann chomh maith nach bhfuil cinntithe fós, agus roinnt cásanna i measc teaghlaigh agus daoine muinteartha an chúigir sin a raibh an bhruitíneach orthu.

Comharthaí

Má tá aon cheann de na comharthaí seo ort - gríos ar an gcraiceann, teocht ard, casacht, srón ag sileadh nó súile dearga nó uisce ag teacht uathu - fan sa bhaile go ceann ceithre lá ón uair a dtosaíonn na comharthaí sin agus go dtí go bhfuil biseach ort arís. Ba chóir duit glao a chur ar do dhochtúir féin chomh maith mura bhfuil tú ag aireachtáil go maith.

Vacsaíniú

Tá an bhruitíneach thar a bheith tógálach agus in ann an-dochar a dhéanamh. Is é an t-aon bhealach leis an mbruitíneach a chosc ná le vacsaíniú.

Ba chóir do mhac léinn ar bith nach bhfuil dhá dháileog den vacsaín MMR faighte acu cheana féin iad a fháil ar an bpointe boise.

Cuirfidh Aonad Sláinte na Mac Léinn nó dochtúirí áitiúla clinicí vacsaínithe ar fáil do mhac léinn ar bith nach bhfuail dhá dháileog den vacsaín MMR faighte aige/aici.  Féadfaidh mic léinn coinne a dhéanamh le haghaidh vacsaíniú in Aonad Sláinte na Mac Léinn ach glao a chur ar 091-493758 nó 091-495637.

Bearta Coisctheacha Eile

Ba cheart do dhaoine atá ag casacht nó ag sraothartach a mbéal a chlúdach agus ciarsúir a chaitheamh sa bhruscar.  Cuidíonn níochán lámha le cosc a chur ar scaipeadh galair thógálacha.

Caithfidh daoine a bhí in aon tí le duine a raibh an bhruitíneach air/uirthi fanacht sa bhaile iad féin ar feadh roinnt laethanta ag brath ar cén uair a tháinig siad i dteagmháil leis an ngalar. Caithfear é seo a dhéanamh ionas nach dtabharfar an bhruitíneach d’aon duine eile.

Eolas Breise

Tá eolas breise faoin mbruitíneach ar fáil ar http://www.hpsc.ie/hpsc/A-Z/VaccinePreventable/Measles/Factsheet/

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