Tag Archives: Measles

Kiwi medicos hope measles on decline

The number of New Zealanders to have contracted measles continues to rise, but health officials are cautiously optimistic the trend-line will head south. As of Thursday, 1850 Kiwis had contracted the infectious, but preventable, disease this year. That number, which includes 1495 in Auckland alone, puts the 2019 outbreak in the same bracket as the… Read More »

Health officials are urgently trying to track down 200 people amid fears of measles outbreak

Health officials are urgently trying to track down 200 people and give them the MMR jab amid fears of a measles outbreak in Essex Health officials said eight people are suspected to have measles They all attended a day service for learning difficulties in Southend-on-Sea The centre has closed for the rest of the week… Read More »

Measles warning for overseas-bound Aussies

International-bound travellers under the age of 54 should be checking their measles vaccination history, a health official has warned amid another public alert for the highly contagious disease. NSW Health on Saturday issued an alert for people in Sydney International Airport in the early hours of August 17 after an unvaccinated man on a flight… Read More »