New measles case highlights importance of immunisations
Te Whatu Ora have reported that a new measles case has been reported in Taranaki following international travel.
- More information is available in the Te Whatu Ora media release external URL .
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Keep an eye out for symptoms, such as a fever and a rash.
If you or a loved one has symptoms, seek medical advice urgently. Contact:
- your family doctor or GP. Please phone or text first to limit the risk of the virus being spread to other people.
- Healthline 0800 611 116
- The disability helpline. Call 0800 11 12 13. You can also text 8988 for free, or email: email@example.com
Check if you are immune, and get vaccinated if needed
Measles is a highly infectious disease. Te Whatu Ora are encouraging whānau to check if they are immune and get their measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccinations if needed.
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