Get Vaccinated!

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The number of people catching measles is rising in Greater Manchester.

Measles is a very infectious disease – just a cough or sneeze can spread the virus to other people. It spreads easily and quickly among those who are not vaccinated, especially in nurseries and schools.

Measles can be very dangerous. One in five people with measles will go to hospital and in very rare cases people can die from the disease. People in certain at-risk groups including babies and young children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immunity, are at increased risk of complications from measles.

If you think you or your child may have measles, stay at home and phone your GP or NHS 111 for advice. Stay away from GP surgeries, A&E departments and other health care venues. People with measles should stay off nursery, school, or work for at least 4 days from when the rash first appears.

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