Measles continues to be a problem in Auckland, New Zealand

The measles outbreak in Auckland has entered its 4th month. Health authorities have recorded a total of 119 confirmed cases of measles in the Auckland region. There are 10 contacts in quarantine and 9 cases have required hospitalization during this outbreak.

Most cases have occurred in West Auckland with some spread to Central Auckland, North Shore, and Manukau.

Travellers are reminded that measles outbreaks commonly occur worldwide. Travellers should ensure that their childhood vaccinations, including measles, are up-to-date prior to travelling.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Measles.

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