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‘Vanishingly small’ risk to children as another school and park test positive for asbestos

There’s a “vanishingly small” risk to children from asbestos found in mulch around Sydney schools and parks, a prominent professor of medicine has said, as three more sites test positive for contamination. Mulch at Allambie Heights Public School returned a positive result for asbestos overnight after seven schools were tested as a precaution, the Environment Protection Authority has said. Munn Reserve in Millers Point has also returned a positive result, as well as two private construction sites in Sydney’s south-west. READ MORE: Everywhere the asbestos-tainted mulch has been found in Sydney “Three other sites have returned positive results but are not being identified for privacy reasons,” The EPA said. They are not publicly accessible. The total number of sites found to be containing bonded asbestos is now at 32, but Medicine Professor Bernard Stewart told Weekend Today that there’s little to no risk to children. “(There’s) a complete misunderstanding in the community of the difference between exposure to asbestos and a disease burden from asbestos,” Stewart said. “Bonded asbestos is asbestos fibres that are locked into material like fibro, like asbestos cement, where they can’t get into the atmosphere. “The only way such asbestos gets into the atmosphere is if the material is ground or drilled or cut up with a saw or pulverised. Asbestos only does harm if you breathe it in. “The level of exposure to likely is extremely low, the risk here that is vanishingly small. “There’s no risk here to kids.” A single piece of asbestos was found in a garden bed at Allambie Heights Public School, which has been cornered off since Friday morning. Testing at North Sydney Public School has found no bonded asbestos, while an additional four schools have been identified for precautionary testing, including:  Domremy College in Five Dock,Edmondson Park Public School in Edmondson Park,St Michael’s Catholic Primary School in Daceyville, andTrinity Catholic Primary School in Kemps Creek. The University of Sydney has also been identified as a potentially contaminated site, and will undergo precautionary testing this weekend. The full list of affected sites can be found here.

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Hamas chief blames Israel for lack of progress towards Gaza truce, statement says

AdvertisePrivacy & PolicyContact Sat, 17 February 2024 | 3:07 pm Login Register HOMEEGYPTAllFeaturesLocal Health minister refers hospital director for investigation Trade min.: EGP 1.2 trln value of industrial product in 2022/2023 Egypt to witness 2 remarkable astronomical phenomena Thursday NPA: EGP1,000 salary rise for state-run press institutions employees as of March Emigration min. urges doctors, investors abroad to partake at int’l medical tourism conference LocalFeaturesWorldAllNational Day Yemen rebels claim latest Red Sea vessel strike Hamas chief blames Israel for lack of progress towards Gaza truce, statement says ‘Run for Gaza’ Marathon Kicks off in Egypt Lebanon calls on UN Security Council to pressurize Israel to stop escalation, attacks Kremlin dismisses US warning about nuclear capability in space National DayTechnology Zuckerberg takes a swipe at rival Apple Meta to label all fake AI-made images Google rolls out Gemini AI assistant Now TikTok is taking cues from YouTube Get to know HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro 3: Excellent audio experience, intelligent noise cancellation technology “Egypt Post participates in 1st Arab Postal Leaders Forum, Oman” Trending TagsBUSINESSAllReal State Make-or-break year for private sector in Egypt Minister: State can recover economically GASC announces purchase of 180,000 tons of Ukrainian, Romanian wheat 2023 year of NFSA achievements PM follows up efforts to provide commodities ahead of Ramadan Trade exchange between Egypt, Brazil hit dlrs 3.4 billion in 2023 Trending TagsReal StateSPORTS Enrique refuses to comment on Mbappe leaving PSG Klopp denies quick returns caused Liverpool injuries Perez says he still has a lot to give and achieve World record holder Pan takes 100m freestyle gold Rybakina, Swiatek power into Qatar semis ENTERTAINMENTAllArtsHealthLifestyleTravel Health minister refers hospital director for investigation Egypt to witness 2 remarkable astronomical phenomena Thursday Godzilla, Oscar newbie, stomps into Academy Awards Bad Bunny, Jennifer Lopez among Met Gala co-hosts Health min., Turkish delegation discuss boosting bilateral cooperation ArtsHealthLifestyleTravelSkywardFlight schedulesEgyptAir bookingSnippets from EgyptAir historyEgyptAir historyYour Shipment On TimeDiscover the World of ShoppingCop 27MOREMultimediaAllGalleryPodcastVideo Revisions for English 3rd Secondary Video: What do American tourists say about Egypt and the Gaza war? 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Recognizing a Palestinian state ‘not a taboo’ for France, Macron says

“The recognition of a Palestinian state is not a taboo for France,” Macron added, the first time a French leader has made such a suggestion. Macron’s comments highlight growing impatience among Western leaders as casualties mount in the Gaza Strip from Israeli bombings after the October 7 attack that killed 1,200 people and saw 253 hostages taken, according to Israeli tallies. Under Israel’s retaliatory strikes, the death toll in Gaza has surpassed 28,000 people, according to the Gazan health ministry, and Israel’s offensive has left most of enclave’s 2.3 million people homeless. “We owe it to the Palestinians, whose aspirations have been trampled on for too long. We owe it to the Israelis who lived through the greatest anti-Semitic massacre of our century. We owe it to a region that longs to escape those who promote chaos and those who sow revenge,” Macron said. Nearly 140 countries have unilaterally recognized a Palestinian state, but no major Western power or G7 member has done so. Unilateral recognition by France would, above all, carry diplomatic weight and ramp up pressure on Israel. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said in November that recognizing a Palestinian state was “in Europe’s interest.”

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Spend your summer in the Donegal Gaeltacht as scholarship applications open!

Applications are now open for young people to spend part of their summer immersed in the Donegal Gaeltacht. There’ll be plenty of time to practice your cúpla focal and get to know the locals, hopefully with a wee bit of summer sun thrown in for good measure as well. Donegal County Council are offering scholarships for students aged between 10 and 18 years old, who permanently live or study in County Donegal. Applications are open until Thursday the 22nd of February, and at least 20 winners selected in an open draw will have their fees fully paid to one of the Irish Summer Colleges in the Donegal Gaeltacht. You can find out more and apply for the scholarships here: https://www.donegalcoco.ie/culture/irishlanguage/gaeltachtscholarships

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امریکا کے 43 میئرز نے تارکین وطن کے ورک پرمٹ کی توسیع کا مطالبہ کردیا

vosa.tv Voice of South Asia! Likes Followers Subscribers Likes Followers Subscribers ہفتہ, فروری 17, 2024 About Us Vosa.tv – Voice of South Asia! پہلا صفحہ English انٹرٹینمنٹ سائنس و ٹیکنالوجی کھیل صحت بلاگ ویڈیوز Home انتخاب امریکا کے 43 میئرز نے تارکین وطن کے ورک پرمٹ کی توسیع کا مطالبہ کردیا اسکرین شاٹ۔ٹوئٹر انتخاباوورسیز پاکستانی امریکا کے 43 میئرز نے تارکین وطن کے ورک پرمٹ کی توسیع کا مطالبہ کردیا By web Desk Last updated فروری 17, 2024 0 Share امریکا میں 43 میئرز نے وفاقی حکومت پر زور دیا ہے کہ تارکین وطن کے ورک پرمٹ کی توسیع کرے۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ اگر اس حوالے سے کوئی فوری فیصلہ نہ کیا گیا تو ملک بھر میں معاشی سرگرمیاں بری طرح متاثر ہوں گی۔ویزا گائیڈ کی رپورٹ کے مطابق شہروں اور کاؤنٹیز نے حکومت پر واضح کردیا ہے کہ سیاسی پناہ کے خواہش مند اور دیگر تارکین وطن کو فوری طور پر ورک پرمٹ کی ضرورت ہے۔ اگر انہیں فوری طور پر ورک پرمٹ نہ دیے گئے یا ان کی توسیع نہ کی گئی تو ملک بھر کی متعدد کاؤنٹیز میں کام رک جائے گا۔شہروں اور کاؤنٹیز کی انتظامیہ کا کہنا ہے کہ تارکین وطن کو ورک پرمٹ جاری کرنے کے معاملے پر خاطر خواہ سنجیدگی نہیں دکھائی جارہی۔اس حوالے سے ایک باضابطہ درخواست داخلہ سلامتی کے محکمے اور یو ایس سٹیزن شپ اینڈ امیگریشن سروسز کو دی گئی ہے۔میئرز نے حکومت سے کہا ہے کہ تمام تارکین وطن کو فوری طور پر کم از کم 540 دن کے لیے ملک میں کہیں بھی کام کرنے کی اجازت دی جائے۔میئرز نے خبردار کیا ہے کہ تارکین وطن کو کام کرنے کی اجازت فوری طور پر نہ دی گئی تو ہزاروں کاروباری ادارے افرادی قوت کی شدید قلت کا شکار ہوں گے اور تارکین وطن کے لیے سر چھپانے کی جگہ تلاش کرنا انتہائی دشوار ہو جائے گا۔2022 میں یو ایس سٹیزن شپ اینڈ امیگریشن سروسز نے کارآمد ورک پرمٹ کے حامل تمام تارکین وطن کے لیے 180 دن کی رعایتی مدت کا اعلان کیا تھا۔یہ مدت 26 اکتوبر کو ختم ہوگئی۔ 43 شہروں کے میئرز اور کاؤنٹیز چاہتی ہیں کہ مزید 17 ماہ کی توسیع کی جائے۔جون سے اب تک ایمپلائمنٹ آتھورائزیشن ڈاکیومنٹس کی تجدید کی 2 لاکھ 63 درخواستیں معرضِ التوا میں پڑی ہوئی ہیں۔ web Desk Prev Post دہلی میں زندہ جلنے والے11افراد کی اموات کی تحقیقات شروع Next Post ڈونلڈ ٹرمپ مجرم قرار،3سالہ کاروباری پابندی کا سامنا وجرمانہ شاید آپ یہ بھی پسند کریں مصنف سے زیادہ انتخاب سعودی وزیر خارجہ کی کینیڈا اور برطانیہ کے ہم منصبوں سے ملاقات انتخاب نیویارک پولیس کو جرائم میں ملوث خاتون سمیت9ملزمان کی تلاش انتخاب سعودی عرب: ریاض سیزن میں ڈبلیو ڈبلیو ای ریسلنگ زون قائم انتخاب 2 کروڑ 20 لاکھ سے زائد امریکی پارٹ ٹائم جاب کے شوقین Prev Next جواب چھوڑیں جواب منسوخ آپ کا ای میل ایڈریس شائع نہیں کیا جائے گا. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. popular week سعودی وزیر خارجہ کی کینیڈا اور برطانیہ کے ہم منصبوں سے… web Desk فروری 17, 2024 نیویارک پولیس کو جرائم میں ملوث خاتون سمیت9ملزمان کی… فروری 17, 2024 سعودی عرب: ریاض سیزن میں ڈبلیو ڈبلیو ای ریسلنگ زون قائم فروری 17, 2024 2 کروڑ 20 لاکھ سے زائد امریکی پارٹ ٹائم جاب کے شوقین فروری 17, 2024 2 لاکھ فیس بک صارفین کا ڈیٹا لیک ہونے کا انکشاف فروری 17, 2024 نیوز لیٹر Subscribe our newsletter to stay updated. سبسکرائب کریں ہمارے متعلق Voice of South Asia – First Web TV for those South Asians who live abroad. • Email: info@Vosa.tv • Phone: 844-698-6394 popular posts سعودی وزیر خارجہ کی کینیڈا اور برطانیہ کے ہم منصبوں سے… فروری 17, 2024 نیویارک پولیس کو جرائم میں ملوث خاتون سمیت9ملزمان کی تلاش فروری 17, 2024 سعودی عرب: ریاض سیزن میں ڈبلیو ڈبلیو ای ریسلنگ زون قائم فروری 17, 2024 Useful links پہلا صفحہ English انٹرٹینمنٹ سائنس و ٹیکنالوجی کھیل صحت بلاگ ویڈیوز Home © 2024 – VOSA. All Rights Reserved. Website Design: zia mazhar Sign in Welcome, Login to your account. Forget password? Remember me Sign in Recover your password. A password will be e-mailed to you.

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ڈونلڈ ٹرمپ مجرم قرار،3سالہ کاروباری پابندی کا سامنا وجرمانہ

vosa.tv Voice of South Asia! Likes Followers Subscribers Likes Followers Subscribers ہفتہ, فروری 17, 2024 About Us Vosa.tv – Voice of South Asia! پہلا صفحہ English انٹرٹینمنٹ سائنس و ٹیکنالوجی کھیل صحت بلاگ ویڈیوز Home انتخاب ڈونلڈ ٹرمپ مجرم قرار،3سالہ کاروباری پابندی کا سامنا وجرمانہ فائل فوٹو انتخاباہم خبراوورسیز پاکستانی ڈونلڈ ٹرمپ مجرم قرار،3سالہ کاروباری پابندی کا سامنا وجرمانہ By web Desk Last updated فروری 17, 2024 0 Share امریکا کے سابق صدر ڈونلڈ ٹرمپ کونیویارک سول فراڈ کیس میں 35 کروڑ 50 لاکھ ڈالر جرمانے اور 3 سال کاروباری پابندی کی سزا سنادی گئی ہے۔سابق امریکی صدرٹرمپ پر ریاست میں کاروبار کرنے پر 3 سال کی پابندی بھی عائد کی گئی ہے۔دوران سماعت جج آرتھر اینگورون نے کہا کہ ڈونلڈ ٹرمپ کے سابق وکیل مائیکل کوہن کی ساکھ سے متعلق اٹھائے گئے سوالات کو تسلیم کرتے ہیں تاہم عدالت کو یقین ہے کہ کوہن کے پیش کردہ شواہد قابل اعتماد ہیں۔ web Desk Prev Post امریکا کے 43 میئرز نے تارکین وطن کے ورک پرمٹ کی توسیع کا مطالبہ کردیا Next Post 2 لاکھ فیس بک صارفین کا ڈیٹا لیک ہونے کا انکشاف شاید آپ یہ بھی پسند کریں مصنف سے زیادہ انتخاب سعودی وزیر خارجہ کی کینیڈا اور برطانیہ کے ہم منصبوں سے ملاقات انتخاب نیویارک پولیس کو جرائم میں ملوث خاتون سمیت9ملزمان کی تلاش انتخاب سعودی عرب: ریاض سیزن میں ڈبلیو ڈبلیو ای ریسلنگ زون قائم انتخاب 2 کروڑ 20 لاکھ سے زائد امریکی پارٹ ٹائم جاب کے شوقین Prev Next جواب چھوڑیں جواب منسوخ آپ کا ای میل ایڈریس شائع نہیں کیا جائے گا. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. popular week سعودی وزیر خارجہ کی کینیڈا اور برطانیہ کے ہم منصبوں سے… web Desk فروری 17, 2024 نیویارک پولیس کو جرائم میں ملوث خاتون سمیت9ملزمان کی… فروری 17, 2024 سعودی عرب: ریاض سیزن میں ڈبلیو ڈبلیو ای ریسلنگ زون قائم فروری 17, 2024 2 کروڑ 20 لاکھ سے زائد امریکی پارٹ ٹائم جاب کے شوقین فروری 17, 2024 2 لاکھ فیس بک صارفین کا ڈیٹا لیک ہونے کا انکشاف فروری 17, 2024 نیوز لیٹر Subscribe our newsletter to stay updated. سبسکرائب کریں ہمارے متعلق Voice of South Asia – First Web TV for those South Asians who live abroad. • Email: info@Vosa.tv • Phone: 844-698-6394 popular posts سعودی وزیر خارجہ کی کینیڈا اور برطانیہ کے ہم منصبوں سے… فروری 17, 2024 نیویارک پولیس کو جرائم میں ملوث خاتون سمیت9ملزمان کی تلاش فروری 17, 2024 سعودی عرب: ریاض سیزن میں ڈبلیو ڈبلیو ای ریسلنگ زون قائم فروری 17, 2024 Useful links پہلا صفحہ English انٹرٹینمنٹ سائنس و ٹیکنالوجی کھیل صحت بلاگ ویڈیوز Home © 2024 – VOSA. All Rights Reserved. Website Design: zia mazhar Sign in Welcome, Login to your account. Forget password? Remember me Sign in Recover your password. A password will be e-mailed to you.

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Israel jobs seekers petition Parliament – The Times Group

By Cathy Maulidi; Some Israel farms job seekers Friday petitioned Parliament demanding that the review of the labour export be put on hold first to allow them travel first. On Thursday, Parliament passed a resolution to review the Malawi-Israel labour agreement. They recommended a new formal government-to-government deal that will ensure more benefits for workers including new recruits from rural areas. But the youths Friday told Parliament that they are failing to travel to Israel despite having gone through all the required processes due to the plans by government to have the labour deal reviewed first. A representative of the job seekers, Daniel Katson, expressed worry that after getting their passports, medical and police reports done, authorities are delaying their process to leave because of the review plans. “It is sad that after we have spent over K500,000 for the papers to qualify us to travel, we have come across these plans from the government that they want to review this labour trade. We want that stopped. Government should let us travel first and commence that process later,” Katson said. The youths also asked Parliament to help them expedite their travel process, saying they borrowed the money which they used to process the travel papers. “We borrowed the money and now the money lenders are on our neck. Parliament should intervene. They should help us because we really need to travel to work as soon as possible so that we can start making money and pay back those we are owing,” Katson added. Speaking after receiving the petition from the youths, Mwanza West Member of Parliament Joyce Chitsulo who also read a report in Parliament on the Israeli farm jobs on Thursday said the concerns would be directed to right authorities. “We have assured them that we are going to look into that. It’s just unfortunate that we are getting a petition after we already presented a report in Parliament on concerns surrounding the Israeli farm jobs. “We would have included this in our recommendations that as a country we should consider those that have already done the arrangements before the review. We recommended that we should be using MPs to identify people in the new arrangement but looking at the situation at hand, they have already done all the processes; therefore they should go because it will not be fair to stop them,” Chitsulo said. She assured the youths that the issue would be discussed in Parliament and the Ministry of Labour would be asked to help those who completed all processes first. Minister of Labour Agnes Nyalonje said she would present a ministerial statement in the house on issues surrounding the labour export and government’s plans. The report of the delegation that travelled to Israel which Chitsulo read in Parliament on Thursday said there are shortfalls in the recruitment process and some of the conditions. “Considering that there is competition from other countries to export labour to Israel, it is imperative for the Government of Malawi to expedite the process of signing the government-to-government agreement that would guide formal operationalisation of labour export,” the report reads. In the report, the MPs recommended that recruitment of workers should be done at constituency level by accredited agents, while the government through the Ministry of Labour should be solely responsible for regulating the labour export processes. “Considering that there have been challenges in the identification and recruitment of labour at the initial stage of labour export, it is highly recommended that identification of workers should be done at constituency level with the involvement of both the Member of Parliament for the area and the Area Development Committee. “The contact point to trigger the identification process of workers would be the office of the member of Parliament,” the report adds. The team further recommended to the government to prioritise the utilisation of National Economic Empowerment Fund (Neef) loans to process passports, medical examination papers, air tickets and other relevant documents for the selected workers. “The loan deductions would be done at source on monthly basis to recover the funds provided by Neef as loans,” the report says. Other recommendations are that the government should prioritise the establishment of an embassy in Israel whose staff should, among others, include a labour officer and his trade and investment counterpart.

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West Bengal Child Rights Panel Team Visits Sandeshkhali

A six-member team of the West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBCPCR) on Saturday visited Sandeshkhali in North 24 Parganas district to ascertain complaints of child abuse in the politically troubled area.The child is now under treatment in a state-run medical facility.Advisor to the state child rights panel Sudeshna Roy told reporters, We have come to ground zero to assess the situation. Our duty is to give protection to every child in the state and also see their rights are protected.We will talk to the mother of the child who was allegedly tortured, she said. Whats The Latest In Sandeshkhali, Bengal, And How Is The State Government Addressing It?The six-member team of the West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights which visited Sandeshkhali was led by its chairperson Tulika Das.Das said that on Friday, they got to know that some person barged into the house and threw the child from the mothers lap.We took suo motu cognisance to meet the family. We met the mother of the child…they wanted food, medical support and security. We have provided them all that, she said.Tension started brewing in Sandeshkhali after the ED went to the area to search the premises of local Trinamool Congress leader Sheikh Shajahan in connection with an alleged ration scam more than a month ago. The Trinamool Congress leader is still at large.Earlier, representatives of the National Commission for Women and the National Commission for Scheduled Castes also visited the area. Sandeshkhali Protests: Sourav Ganguly Meets Injured Bengal BJP Chief Sukanta MajumdarSandeshkhali, a village in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, has been witnessing protests over alleged atrocities, including sexual abuse, by some TMC leaders against villagers and has triggered a fierce political blame game with senior leaders of the Congress, which is part of the anti-BJP opposition bloc INDIA along with TMC at the national level, joining others to criticise the Mamata Banerjee government over the issue.

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Areca Nut Trade Runs Continuously In Domestic Market With Better Sales In Previous Months – Global New Light Of Myanmar

The areca nut trade in Myanmar’s domestic market is continuous and demand was better in the last month, according to the traders interviewed. “Demand and supply of areca nut market is good. Demand increased last month. There is continuous trade in the market. It was better in the previous months,” said an areca nut trader. Growing areca nuts on a small scale on one’s own land brings more income and the buyers usually come to the owners in person, climb up the palm trees, count the nuts and settle the payment. They are bought in a mix of small, medium and large sizes, and the average buying and selling prices of one areca nut to Mandalay purchasers are 9-10 kyats and 13 kyats respectively. Areca nuts are an ingredient in making betel quid in Myanmar and there are regular buyers for different types of nuts such as Pyaung Chan, Khwar San, Lone Thay and ripe nuts. Thit Taw/ZN

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Two further cases of measles confirmed in Scotland

Public Health Scotland (PHS) is aware of five cases of laboratory confirmed measles in Scotland since October 2023, all of which have been linked to travel. The latest two cases were confirmed on February 16. Nationally a further 56 laboratory confirmed measles cases have been confirmed in England for the week to February 15 compared to 118 cases confirmed in the previous two weeks. This brings the total number of cases confirmed since October 1, 2023 to 521. Although the initial outbreak in the West Midlands has driven the increase in cases, researchers are now starting to see clusters of cases in other regions. In the four weeks since January 15, 2024, there have been 166 laboratory confirmed measles cases. The West Midlands accounted for the majority of these (91 of 166), mostly in Birmingham, although case numbers in that region appear to be stabilising; (20 of 166) of cases have been in London; (17 of 166) in the North West, in Yorkshire and the Humber (16 of 166) and (15 of 166) in the East Midlands. PHS is encouraging the public to take up the offer of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine. To see if your child is up to date with their MMR vaccines, check your child’s personal child health record (PCHR), known as the red book, or contact your GP practice. Having two doses of the MMR vaccine is the best way to be fully protected against measles. Anyone who hasn’t had two doses of the free MMR vaccine is encouraged to visit the NHS Inform website to find out how to arrange an appointment in their local health board area. Uptake of MMR has declined across all UK nations in recent years and there remains a risk of infection in those who are not vaccinated or not fully vaccinated for their age. Measles can be a very serious condition, causing pneumonia and encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) and can affect people of any age if they have not been vaccinated. The MMR vaccine protects against measles with the first dose offered to children between 12-13 months, and the second dose offered at 3 years 4 months. If it’s missed at these times, it can be given at any age. Health care workers should also have two doses of MMR and are advised to speak to with their employer or occupational health department if they haven’t been fully vaccinated. Further information on measles and the MMR vaccine can be found on at: www.nhsinform.scot/campaigns/mmr-against-measles Dr Nick Phin, Director of Public Health Science, PHS said: “The appropriate health protection measures are being taken across health boards to ensure close contacts of confirmed measles cases are informed and advised on what to do if symptoms develop. “They could be offered the MMR vaccine if not fully vaccinated or post exposure protection if considered appropriate. “As measles cases continue to increase across other parts of the UK and Europe, we’re working with health boards to ensure that as many people as possible are fully vaccinated with the MMR vaccine. “Some health boards are working to identify those who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated (have only received one dose of the MMR vaccine) and running vaccination clinics to offer second doses, or full courses as needed. Two doses are needed to give full protection. “Given the current links to travel, we would also encourage those who are planning to travel anytime soon to ensure you and your children are up to date with all your vaccinations before leaving the country.” The first symptoms of measles develop around 10 days after you’re infected. These can include- Cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, sneezing, and a cough. Sore, red eyes that may be sensitive to light. Watery eyes. Swollen eyes. A high temperature (fever), which may reach around 40°C (104°F). Small greyish-white spots in the mouth. Aches and pains. Loss of appetite. Tiredness, irritability and a general lack of energy. The measles rash appears around 2 to 4 days after the initial symptoms and normally fades after about a week. The rash is made up of small red-brown, flat or slightly raised spots that may join together into larger blotchy patches usually first appears on the head or neck, before spreading outwards to the rest of the body is slightly itchy for some people. Do you want to respond to this article? If so, click here to submit your thoughts and they may be published in print.

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