Latest News Headlines
On-Air Now
Listen Live
Facebook

Fear over measles outbreak ahead of TT

Wed, 24 Apr 2013


There's concern that the influx of visitors for the TT festival could bring about a measles outbreak on the Island.

The Department of Health has issued a reminder to people to make sure they're vaccinated against the illness.

It follows unprecedented levels of cases in South Wales, with one fatality recorded last week.

As a general rule children should have received vaccinations at school however if this isn’t the case parents are urged to ensure they receive them immediately.

The MMR jab is also available to any adults who feel they may have slipped through the net however usually those born before 1970 will have developed a natural immunity.

Jacqui Dunne is a health protection nurse, she told us about how to spot the symptoms:

(PLAY AUDIO BELOW)


Media

  • Jacqui Dunne

 

Subscribe to get Energy FM News direct to your mobile device

You can get Energy FM News delivered direct to your mobile device using one of the following methods.

  • In the Apple News App on iOS search for Energy FM IOM and then just add it to your favourites
  • In the Google News & Weather App just search for Energy FM and then add us as a customised section
  • If you use an RSS Reader then just add our feed to your app, click here for our news RSS feed