Measles is a highly contagious disease that can be life threatening. Find out what the symptoms are and how immunisation can protect you and your family.
ATTENTION: If you think you or your child has Measles
DO NOT COME INTO THE SURGERY
Follow Isolation precautions.
If you have measles - You will be infectious from five days before and until five days after the rash appears
Stay away from places with other people* so you do not infect others
If you have been exposed to someone who has measles and you are not immune or vaccinated - You need to stay away from places with other people* for 14 days after you were last exposed to a case so you do not infect others.
Contact your doctor’s practice and arrange to have the measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine
For advice: Get free health advice from a registered nurse, 24 hours a day from Healthline on 0800611116
Alternatively phone our practice nurses on 09 294 3005 option 1 during business hours.
Due to the high volume of calls our nurses may not be able to take your call immediately and you may have to go on a call back list.