Stop Measles in Birmingham Now Think MEASLES
Measles is a dangerous virus that can be life threatening. It is spreading rapidly in Birmingham.
You need to know how to recognise it , and importantly, how to prevent it.
What is measles?
Measles symptoms can include
- High fever
- Sore, red, watery eyes
- Coughing and/or runny nose
- Small red spots with bluish-white centres inside the mouth
- A red-brown blotchy rash, which appears after several days
What do I do if I think someone has measles?
Call your GP and we will screen your symptoms over the phone
Please do not come to the surgery or any other healthcare organisation unless our staff have requested yo u to attend.
How to prevent measles
Measles can be prevented by the MMR vaccine, which is completely safe and is available free of porcine-gelatin. It is free of charge from your GP. MMR vaccine does not cause autism. Please call your GP to arrange an appointment to get the MMR vaccine as soon as possible. Keep your family safe and well.
Please go here for more information about measles.