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  • NZ: Mumps alert for travellers from India and Singapore


    New Zealand health
    26 Mar 2024
    Mumps alert for travellers from India and Singapore
    3:55 pm on 26 March 2024

    Travellers on recent flights from Chennai in India to Singapore and from Singapore to Auckland are being asked to be alert after a fellow passenger was diagnosed with mumps.

    Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora said the person was diagnosed with mumps on 22 March and has now recovered, but was potentially infectious while they were travelling.

    The health agency said the passenger flew on Singapore Airlines flight SQ0529 from Chennai (India) to Singapore on 13 March departing at 11.15pm (IST), and arriving at 5.28am (GMT+08).

    They then transferred onto Singapore Airlines flight SQ0281 from Singapore to Auckland on 14 March, departing at 8.45 am, and arriving at 11.35pm.

    Anyone who was on the flights was being asked to be on the lookout for symptoms, and if feeling unwell, to stay home and contact their healthcare provider, or call Healthline on 0800 611 116 for advice and support.

    If visiting a healthcare provider, recent travellers were asked to phone ahead so they could take steps to prevent themselves and others from getting infected, the health agency said.​..