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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.