All News: Measles outbreak in Canterbury continues

With over 20 cases of measles now diagnosed in Canterbury since February, the current outbreak is likely to increase before it is controlled. Extra supplies of vaccines are being bought by the Canterbury DHB as part of the control measures and Public Health are renewing the call for children to have their scheduled vaccinations on time. The rise in measles cases over the past few years may be due in a large part to the anti-vaccination movement. Most cases of measles in NZ have occurred in people who are not fully vaccinated.

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