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Measles outbreak in Auckland

UPDATE: As at 2PM, 22 May there have been 65 confirmed cases of measles this year
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Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be very serious. In the resources below, you'll find information on what symptoms to look out for, how to best protect yourself and others, as well as what actions to take if you've been in contact with someone with measles. 

If you are concerned about measles call Healthline on 0800 611 116 or call your GP. 
Please do not just turn up to your GP, after hours or emergency department as you could potentially infect others.


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


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.