The Health Protection Agency advise children and adults with symptoms of measles to:
- Avoid contact with others, particularly pregnant women and infants
- Stay away from schools, nurseries and work places until at least four days after the onset of the rash
- Telephone the family GP for advice before attending GP surgeries, NHS walk-in centres or hospital A & E units
A measles outbreak is continuing on Merseyside.
The Health Protection Agency say there are now 85 laboratory confirmed cases and a further 44 probable cases are under investigation.
Dr Richard Jarvis from the Health Protection Agency offers advice to those suffering with symptoms of measles and to those who are not vaccinated against it.
There are 36 confirmed cases in the city. Another 35 may also have the virus. Experts are advising parents to get their children vaccinated as the majority of cases are amongst under fives, who were not vaccinated as toddlers.
Doctors are urging parents to check whether their children have been vaccinated against measles.
The Helath Protection Agency have confirmed the measles outbreak in Liverpool is now the biggest in recent years. Thirty-six cases have now been confirmed. There are also another thirty-five suspected cases. The majority of cases are in children under five.
A measles outbreak in Liverpool is the biggest in recent years. There's 36 confirmed cases. It's thought up to another 35 people may also have the virus. Experts are advising parents to get their children vaccinated.