Measles warning to patients who visited city's A&E

A general view of University Hospital of North Durham
People who are not vaccinated against measles could be at risk if they visited A&E last week [Google]

People who visited a city's A&E department are being warned they may have been exposed to measles.

The trust that runs University Hospital of North Durham (UHND) issued the warning to anyone who was at the city's A&E department on 24 May between 21:00 BST and midnight.

A spokesman for the trust said: "You (and anyone with you) may have had contact with a person who had measles.

"This means that if you (or your child if they were with you) are not fully vaccinated against measles with two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, you or your child may be at risk of developing measles."

The spokesman added the disease could spread easily and people could become "unwell quickly".

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust advised anyone who suspected they may have measles to call their GP or the NHS 111 line in the first instance to avoid spreading it.

Symptoms included a high temperature with a cough, runny nose, sore red eyes or rash, it added.

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