Wellington measles case confirmed

8:33 pm on 26 May 2017

A case of measles has been confirmed in Wellington.

It comes after a case was also confirmed in Auckland last week.

The regional public health service said measles is highly contagious and it was getting in touch with people who have been in contact with the infected person.

Those people are being asked to watch out for symptoms, which include a high fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and a rash that starts on the face and neck before spreading elsewhere.

Health authorities were also advising people who were at a number of locations in recent days to check they were immunised against measles.

The locations are:

  • Ropata Pharmacy in Lower Hutt on Wednesday, between 4.45pm and 6.15pm
  • Capital City Motors on Taranaki Street in Wellington, between Sunday and Wednesday, during business hours
  • Wainuiomata Soccer Clubrooms at Richard Prouse Park in Wainuiomata on Saturday, between 3pm and 5.30pm

Anyone who was at those locations, who feels unwell, should call their doctor or Healthline.

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