Measles cases are rising in England

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Due to recent information about outbreaks of measles within UK, practices are issuing warnings against this highly contagious disease. One of the best ways to protect your child from diseases like measles, rubella, tetanus, and meningitis is through immunisations.

By safeguarding your own child, you’re also protecting others by preventing the spread of disease.

The first symptoms of measles include:

  • High temperature
  • Runny or blocked nose
  • Sneezing
  • A cough
  • Red, sore, watery eyes

These are followed by a rash that starts on the face and then spreads to the rest of the body. The rash appears brown or red on white skin, and it might be harder to see on brown and black skin. Some people may also develop spots in their mouth.

Vaccinations are offered free of charge in the UK, and you should receive notification from your GP practice when your child is due for a routine vaccine.

If you experience any of the above symptoms, please do not come to the surgery; instead, call us and we will arrange a telephone consultation. If the GP needs to see you, they will organise the isolation room for your visit.

Thank you.