There are fears overseas travel during the midterm break could lead to a measles surge in Ireland.

A 48 year old man died last week after contracting the disease.

He was the only confirmed case here so far this year - but, with epidemics spreading throughout mainland Europe, it's feared cases could rise.

Professor of Health Systems at DCU, Anthony Staines says it's a highly infectious disease - but there is a very effective vaccine available:

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