Since the beginning of 2004 (weeks 1-36 inclusive), 293 cases of measles have been reported in Ireland (incidence: 7.5/100 000 population). The increase in measles activity, particularly since May, has been widespread in the country. The incidence of measles has been high in recent years, notably in 2003 (Figure 1) and 2000, when there was a large outbreak (over 1600 cases reported, including three measles-associated deaths in children).
Auteur : Gee S, Carton M, Cotter S
Eurosurveillance. European communicable disease weekly, 2004, vol. 8, n°. 39