13 Mar 2018

Second Auckland measles case confirmed

5:03 pm on 13 March 2018

A second case of measles has been confirmed from a flight that arrived in Auckland from Singapore last month.

Auckland Regional Public Health Service said an AUT student, who was a passenger on Flight SQ285 on 22 February, has been confirmed to have the disease.

The service said passengers on the flight were likely to have been exposed to the highly infectious disease.

The student is the second confirmed case of measles from the flight.

Efforts are being made to find out whether AUT students came into contact with the individual during the infectious period.

The student spent time in Auckland's central business district and the Albany Westfield shopping centre between 1 March and 6 March.

Anyone concerned they may have contracted measles should contact their GP.