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6 - 9 June 2019

Appleby Horse Fair

Don’t let measles ruin your fun at Appleby Horse Fair

Shared on behalf of Cumbria County Council's Public Health Team

Cumbria County Council Public Health Team is encouraging those attending this year’s Appleby Horse Fair to be aware of the symptoms of measles and to check with their GP that they are vaccinated.

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be very unpleasant and sometimes lead to serious complications. Anyone can get measles if they haven't been vaccinated or they haven't had it before, although it's most common in young children.

  • Know the symptoms! Keep people with symptoms away from others
  • Symptoms include rash, small greyish-white spots on the inside of the cheeks, temperature, runny nose, red eyes and cough
  • The best protection is to stay up to date with the free MMR vaccine
  • If you have not had the vaccine, you can get them free from your GP surgery
  • Call ahead before going to A&E or your GP


For more information see www.nhs.uk/conditions/measles/ or call 111 to speak to a fully trained NHS adviser.