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Passengers aboard a Ryanair flight out of London have been warned to ‘be vigilant’ as they might have been uncovered to extremely contagious measles.

Flight FR123 flew from Gatwick to Dublin at 8.10pm on May 16 and now the Health Service Executive is telling passengers they might have been uncovered to the illness.

In a public assertion, HSE mentioned: “We ask you be particularly vigilant for symptoms of measles for 21 days from exposure – until June 7.”

Measles infects the physique by the respiratory tract, earlier than spreading to trigger a fever, cough and trademark rash.

A crimson blotch first seems on the brow, earlier than spots rear their ugly heads everywhere in the pores and skin and contained in the mouth.

Symptoms of measles embody chilly like signs equivalent to a runny nostril, sneezing and a cough.

Other signs embody sore eyes, a temperature of 38C or increased and a rash which begins, usually, on the pinnacle and neck first earlier than spreading to the remainder of the physique.

The HSE mentioned: “If you develop these symptoms, please seek medical advice. Phone ahead prior to attending any healthcare setting to let them know that you have these symptoms, so they can make necessary arrangements to prevent potential further spread to others.

“If you have received two MMR vaccines, have previously been infected with measles, or were born in Ireland before 1978, you are probably immune.”

People who haven’t been vaccinated or beforehand contaminated are being informed to keep away from contact with susceptible people together with pregnant folks, infants underneath the age of 12 months, and other people with a weakened immune system till after June 7.

The HSE added: “The best way to protect yourself and those around you against measles is by MMR vaccination. Children should receive their first dose of MMR vaccine at one year of age and a second dose in junior infants at 4-5 years of age.”

“There is also a free catch-up MMR option via participating GPs for those who may have missed their vaccination when younger.”