The Varis Medical Practice

Forres Health & Care Centre, Grantown Road, Forres, Moray, IV36 1JG

Measles cases increase by 300% globally

We have been informed by NHS Grampian that there has been a 300% increase globally in cases of measles in the first 3 months of this year. Also, they have advised that the uptake of MMR vaccine locally may not be sufficient to achieve herd immunity. Measles isn’t just a rash – it can have serious complications, such as ear infection, pneumonia, permanent deafness, encephalitis (brain swelling) or even death. Please see this helpful advice issues by NHS Lothian on how to recognise measles. If you are unsure if you have had, or are eligible for measles vaccination – please give us a call.