Strict visitor restrictions have been introduced at University Hospital Kerry’s Paediatric ward due to the current outbreak of measles.
So far 19 cases of measles have been identified nationally, and Kerry has been named among several locations where people with the illness have been while infectious.
The HSE says 19 cases of measles have been identified across the country and 13 have been confirmed with the remaining six deemed to be probable.
The authority has identified a number of areas where individuals confirmed with measles have been while infectious in the past month; they include Dingle over the May Bank holiday weekend, Tralee in mid-April to May, West Limerick in early to mid-May, a Dublin Coach on the Dublin to Tralee route on May 16th at 7.30pm and May 18th in the early morning.
Due to the outbreak, the HSE says strict visitor restrictions have been introduced at University Hospital Kerry’s Paediatric ward, known as the Cashel ward.
Only two designated adult visitors are allowed per visit, and no children or siblings are allowed to visit to the ward.
Anyone with queries can phone the hospital in advance on 066 718 4000.