Measles alert in New Zealand

A large number of people who attended the Tainui Waka Kapa Haka Festival in Hamilton on April 16th were exposed to a person with active measles infection. So far, five people have become ill and two of them have been hospitalized.

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Advice For Travellers

Travellers are reminded that outbreaks of the highly contagious measles virus can occur anywhere in the world at any time. Travellers who have not been immunized may be at high risk. Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to the highly contagious measles virus by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including measles, are up-to-date prior to travelling.

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