Recent Measles Outbreak in New Zealand

As you are likely aware, there is a large and ongoing outbreak of measles in Christchurch, with 26 cases as at 14 March. Auckland and Dunedin now also have measles cases.

While there are currently no reported cases in the greater Wellington region, people will move around NZ during the school holiday period of 13 – 28 April, which includes Easter (19 April –22 April), and ANZAC Day (25 April), and it is likely measles will spread.

Our local District Health Board has sent schools a flyer, which can be found here.  Please take the time to have a read of this information and if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact your Doctor of the agencies listed in the flyer.

Please also check out the FAQ’s here from the Regional Health Board.