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Measles alert for South West England

The following information has been released today by The Village Surgery, Talbot Village. We currently have no reported cases in school.

 

MEASLES OUTBREAK

There is currently a measles outbreak in South West England and we are taking steps to minimise the risks to our patients.

The signs of measles are as follows:

  • Fever followed by a cough, runny nose and sometime conjunctivitis.
  • Spots which usually appear during the first stage of the illness.
  • A rash which starts on day 3-4 initially in the hair line which then spreads to the face, trunk and limbs.
  • The fever persists once the rash has disappeared.

If you have a rash and feel very unwell - DON'T come to the surgery, walk-in centre or the local A&E departments.  CALL AHEAD, that way if you do have measles, you won't pass it on to others and we can give you advice on what to do.

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