We have a confirmed case of measles at the Mary Sheridan Pre-School unit.  We have been told there is minimal risk. Please read the symptoms and signs below and contact your GP if you are at all worried.

Symptoms and signs

The earliest signs of measles infection include:

  • high fever
  • runny nose
  • cough
  • red and watery eyes
  • koplik spots (small red spots with bluish-white centres) inside the mouth

After several days, a rash appears, usually on the face and upper neck. The rash spreads, eventually reaching the hands and feet and lasts 5 to 6 days before fading. Measles is commonly confused with other infections that can lead to a rash.