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Measles in New Zealand (Update)

22 Sep 2014

The measles outbreak in the North Island of New Zealand has been declared over. A total of 281 cases were recorded in North Island since the outbreak began in December 2013. The worst affected areas were Waikato and Aucklad regions.

Advice for Travellers

It should be confirmed that children have received their recommended doses of MMR at 12-15 months of age and again pre-school around 3 years 6 months, while unimmunised adults who have not had the disease themselves may consider vaccination if thought to be at risk. Two doses of MMR vaccine are required to give adequate protection.