20 Feb 2017

Tertiary institution reopens after measles outbreak

12:59 pm on 20 February 2017

A Palmerston North tertiary institution has re-opened after cancelling classes for two weeks over a measles outbreak.

Sign saying Institute of the Pacific United (IPU) in Palmerston North.

Photo: IPU

The Institute of the Pacific United (IPU) was closed after six cases of measles were confirmed there.

Vaccination clinics were set up and those infected were placed in isolation.

Another case was confirmed by the MidCentral District Health Board on Saturday, but the institute is still re-opening today, saying all of the people that the student had been in contact with were immune.