TWO cases of measles have been linked to a music festival in Herefordshire as Public Health England issued a warning to festival-goers.

The government body said a "significant number" of cases had been linked to music festivals, with 36 cases reported in June and July.

Two of these cases were linked to Nozstock which was held near Bromyard in July.

Public Health England (PHE) and Herefordshire Council are advising that young adults attending music festivals check with their GP that they are immunised against measles.

The measles vaccination forms part of the MMR vaccination.

PHE describes festivals as the "ideal place" for the infection to spread because of the large numbers of people mixing together.

Measles is a highly-infectious virus which causes a rash and cold-like symptoms for most people, but it can be deadly.