Measles Update

Measles is extremely infectious. One person with measles can infect 15 to 20 unimmunised people 15 minutes in direct contact with someone infected with measles is sufficient to
transmit virus.

Measles is spread through coughing and sneezing, close personal contact or direct contact with infected nasal or throat secretions.

Measles is infectious from 4 days before rash onset until 4 full days after the rash appears.

Prevent transmission

In health care settings, suspected measles cases should be triaged and isolated immediately to protect other patients.

Ensure Infection Prevention and Control measures are in place.

Typical clinical symptoms


Measles is vaccine preventable. Children receive two doses of the MMR vaccine as part of the routine childhood immunisation programme.

If you are unsure if you have been vaccinated please contact the practice by submitting an admin request via Patchs for us to check you immunisation record.