21 Jun 2011

Auckland measles cases rise

4:24 pm on 21 June 2011

Health officials in Auckland say there are now 22 confirmed cases in the outbreak of measles at Oratia District School in west Auckland.

Three hundred other people have been quarantined as a precaution.

The outbreak at Oratia District School has been traced to a pupil who contracted measles while in Britain in May.

The Medical Officer of Health for the Auckland Regional Health Services says doctors are expecting more cases to show up as very few family members of those currently infected are immunised.