Archive: 23/04/2018

South Island measles outbreak gets worse

There are now nine confirmed cases of measles attributed to the South Island measles outbreak.

Nelson Marlborough Health Public Health Medicine Specialist Dr Stephen Bridgman urges residents in the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions to check that their MMR vaccination status is up to date and to be alert to symptoms.

This is especially important as people travel around the South Island during the school holidays.

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