26 Jan 2024

Experts 'certain' of measles outbreak in NZ

From Morning Report, 7:23 am on 26 January 2024

Public health experts say it's almost certain New Zealand will have significant measles outbreak this year - and it could be fatal.

Britain has had hundreds of cases since October, there has been a 45-fold increase in Europe in the past year and cases are growing globally.

With more people travelling overseas, it's likely too many infections will come across the border to contain.

Health Correspondent Rowan Quinn reports.