2 May 2019

Auckland measles cases rise to 35

6:03 pm on 2 May 2019

Auckland has another confirmed case of measles this afternoon, bringing the total in the city to 35.

Measles, MMR (file photo)

Measles, MMR (file photo) Photo: 123RF

In Bay of Plenty, three more cases have been confirmed since yesterday, bringing the total number of cases there to 17 since the beginning of April.

Northland had two confirmed cases so far, and doctors have been following up with over 100 people who may have been exposed.

In the South Island, Canterbury's last measles case was confirmed at the end of March. If there are no new cases in Canterbury within the next two weeks, the outbreak there can be declared over.

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