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  • #91
    Auckland measles outbreak: At least three cases of measles encephalitis

    Mandy Te
    12:10, Sep 19 2019
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    One person who has measles encephalitis is understood to be a 45-year-old man who is currently in Auckland City Hospital.
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    On Facebook, the man's wife said her husband believed he was immunised but had contracted measles more than a week ago.
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    A spokeswoman for Auckland's three metro district health boards (DHBS) - Waitematā, Auckland and Counties Manukau - said for privacy reasons it could not provide details of the care or condition of individuals.

    However this was not the first case of encephalitis it had seen during the outbreak, she said.

    "I understand we have seen at least three cases," the spokeswoman said.

    As of Tuesday, there have been 1327 confirmed cases of measles and 1108 of those had been from Auckland.
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    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/hea...s-encephalitis
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    • #92
      2019 measles outbreak information

      Last updated 11.00 am, 27 September 2019
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      Case numbers

      From 1 January 2019 to 27 September 2019 there have been 1517 confirmed cases of measles notified across New Zealand. 1261 of these confirmed cases are in the Auckland region.
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      https://www.health.govt.nz/your-heal...ak-information
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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      • #93
        Report investigates high hospitalisation rates for measles in Auckland region

        1.10.2019

        A report from the Auckland regional coordination centre for the measles outbreak has found the disproportionate number of pre-schoolers with the disease behind the high rate of hospitalisation.

        Director of Health Outcomes for the Waitematā and Auckland DHBs, Dr Karen Bartholomew, says the report has found the proportion of people hospitalised with measles this year is 35 to 40 percent, and this is higher than anticipated.

        “In other outbreaks and in other countries the hospitalisation rate is usually closer to 10 percent.

        “We believe that the main reason for this is the high number and the high rate of children aged 0 – 4 years with measles. Young children are very susceptible to complications from measles such as pneumonia,“ Dr Bartholomew says.

        Around 52 percent of children under 5 years with measles have been hospitalised in this outbreak, and Maori and Pacific children and adults are more likely to be in hospital with measles, with Maori rates at 41 percent and Pacific rates at 37 percent.

        The most common complication is pneumonia, where there have been 65 hospitalisations (1:16), but there have also been three hospitalisations for encephalitis (1:350)

        “While there have been no measles deaths in this outbreak, there have been five pregnant women hospitalised and two fetal losses associated with these events.


        “These are very sad events for these two women and their families. We do know that measles can cause pregnancy complications including miscarriage and pre-term birth.

        “I want to reassure pregnant women that they have the same risk of coming into contact with measles as anyone else in Auckland (or those visiting). The risk is still low for each individual,” Dr Bartholomew says.

        “The advice for pregnant women is to talk to your lead maternity carer or GP. They will be able to tell you if you have been tested for rubella, and in New Zealand, if you are immune to rubella, you are usually considered to be immune to measles,” she says.

        The interim report is from the region’s three District Health Boards and Auckland Regional Public Health Service and includes cases up to 17 September. The interim report and information for pregnant women will be available on the ARPHS website later this afternoon. A full report will be produced at the end of the outbreak.

        The total number of measles cases in Auckland is at 1307 today.

        https://www.arphs.health.nz/news/rep...ckland-region/
        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
        -Nelson Mandela

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        • #94
          Source: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE191...canterbury.htm


          New measles case confirmed in Canterbury
          Canterbury DHB Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 5:42 pm
          Press Release: Canterbury District Health Board

          A Canterbury woman, working at Burwood Hospital has been confirmed as having measles.

          Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health team has been working to identify all close contacts of this woman both at work, and in her private life, determining their immunisation status and offering advice regarding what further action they should take.

          The DHB’s Occupational Health and Infection Prevention Control teams are working with patients and staff at Burwood who may have been exposed.

          Anyone who was in the following locations at the times listed should be aware that they may have been exposed and at risk of developing measles, unless they are sure they’ve had two MMR vaccinations or are over 50 years of age. If they are not in either of those two groups, they should isolate themselves at home until the dates listed (inclusive):

          • At New World supermarket, Prestons Road between 5-6pm on 23 September - remain isolated until 7 October
          • At Fitness Canterbury, Wairakei Road between 6.15-8.30pm on 23 September - remain isolated until 7 October
          • At Taiora QEII Recreation and Sports Centre between 6-8am on 24 September - remain isolated until 8 October
          • At Hoi An Restaurant, Halswell between 7-9pm on 25 September – remain isolated until 9 October..

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          https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/hea...ted-to-measles
          Auckland measles outbreak: Two unborn babies die of complications related to measles
          Caroline Williams15:32, Oct 01 2019

          The deaths came after several pregnant women caught the disease, Dr Karen Bartholomew said today.

          Two unborn babies have died as a result of "serious consequences possibly related to measles", Auckland Regional Public Health Service has confirmed.

          ARPHS medical officer of health, Dr William Rainger, confirmed the "fetal losses" at a press conference on Tuesday, adding complications in pregnancy related to measles were known to occur and could result in miscarriages or low birth weights.

          However, he said pregnant women were at no greater risk of developing measles than any other person living in Auckland...

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          • #95
            Source: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/rotorua-d...ectid=12272174

            Measles outbreak worsens in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes district
            3 Oct, 2019 6:00am
            By: Sandra Conchie
            Sandra is a senior reporter at the Bay of Plenty Times

            The number of confirmed measles cases in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes District has risen to more than 55 as health officials continue to try and contain the outbreak.

            As at October 1, there were 11 confirmed cases in Rotorua, 10 in Taupō, and 37 in the Western Bay since January 1 this year.

            The confirmed cases across the country this year have risen to 1576, which included 1307 in the Auckland region, according to the Ministry of Health.

            Two unborn babies in Auckland have died after their mothers caught measles during the recent outbreak of the disease, Auckland Regional Public Health has confirmed.

            Dr Phil Shoemack, Toi Te Ora Public Health's medical officer of health, said of the 58 confirmed cases in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes district, 22 people were hospitalised.

            Sixteen of the 22 patients were treated in Tauranga Hospital, and the rest in hospitals in the Lakes district, and all those patients had since been discharged, he said...

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            • #96
              Source: https://www.health.govt.nz/your-heal...ak-information

              2019 measles outbreak information
              Last updated 11.45 am, 4 October 2019

              Case numbers

              From 1 January 2019 to 4 October 2019 there have been 1664 confirmed cases of measles notified across New Zealand. 1356 of these confirmed cases are in the Auckland region...

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              • #97
                Source: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-...ectid=12274570


                Northland measles cases reach 73 and six under investigation
                8 Oct, 2019 6:00pm
                By: Imran Ali
                Imran Ali is a reporter for the Northern Advocate

                There's been an increase in measles cases among primary school-aged children in Northland as the number of confirmed cases stand at 73.

                Recent cases were seen in and around Kerikeri, Whangārei, and Kaiwaka and most were in the five to 14 year age group, followed by under 5 years although the exact latest numbers were being collated.

                Northland Medical Officer of Health Dr Catherine Jackson said Northland DHB has seen an increase in cases of people who travelled to Auckland over September and came back with measles...

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                • #98
                  Source: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/a...ectid=12275271

                  Auckland measles outbreak has peaked, cases now declining
                  10 Oct, 2019 1:05pm
                  By: Dubby Henry
                  Dubby Henry is a reporter for the New Zealand Herald


                  There have been more than 1400 cases of measles in Auckland but it appears the outbreak has now passed its peak, with new cases declining, experts say.

                  Three people remain in hospital in Auckland and they are all children in the Counties Manukau area.

                  Over the past three weeks there had been fewer numbers and fewer hospitalisations, medical officer of health William Rainger told reporters this afternoon.

                  "That gives us ongoing optimism that the outbreak in Auckland has reached its peak and may be now declining."...

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                  • #99
                    Source: https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/h...-cases-rise-66


                    Friday, 11 October 2019
                    Southern measles cases rise to 66
                    News Dunedin Health

                    The Southern District Health Board has confirmed seven residents from Queenstown and one from Gore as new measles cases this week bringing to total number of cases in the southern region to 66.

                    Total cases for each location:

                    Dunedin - 2
                    Oamaru - 1
                    Wanaka - 2
                    Queenstown - 60
                    Gore - 1

                    "The Gore resident was in contact with a known case and has been in isolation throughout the infectious period"...
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                    Source: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK191...hawkes-bay.htm

                    New measles case confirmed in Hawke’s Bay
                    Friday, 11 October 2019, 6:50 pm
                    Press Release: Hawke's Bay District Health Board

                    New measles case confirmed in Hawke’s Bay

                    Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is asking all passengers on an Air New Zealand flight from Auckland to Napier on Monday 7 October at 4:30pm, as well as anyone who visited domestic terminals linked to this flight, to check their immunity to measles and be extra vigilant for symptoms.

                    A male in his 20’s from Hawke’s Bay has today been confirmed with measles and was a passenger on the following Air New Zealand flight, before he knew he had measles:

                    • Flight Air NZ 5019 - Monday 7 October from Auckland to Napier (4:30pm departure – approximate 5:30pm arrival into Napier)

                    The new measles case takes the total number of measles cases in Hawke’s Bay, this year, to seven...


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                    • Source: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/a...ectid=12276469

                      New prisoner suspected of having measles at Ngawha Prison
                      14 Oct, 2019 4:44pm
                      By: Imran Ali
                      Imran Ali is a reporter for the Northern Advocate

                      A newly-arrived prisoner at Ngawha Prison suspected to have measles will be isolated until his immunity status is be confirmed.

                      Corrections deputy national commissioner Andy Milne said the prisoner arrived at the Northland Region Corrections Facility, just outside Kaikohe, on Friday last week and was immediately isolated after disclosing he might have contracted measles while in the community...

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                      Source: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-...gnosed-measles

                      Warning after passenger on Air NZ flight from Queensland to Auckland diagnosed with measles
                      9:32pm 1 NEWS

                      Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) says a passenger on a flight from the Sunshine Coast to Auckland has been diagnosed with measles.

                      Air New Zealand flight NZ768 departed the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday October 9 about 11.40am local time and arrived in Auckland about 5.40pm NZT.

                      ARPHS Clinical Director Dr Julia Peters said the man on the flight was unaware he had measles when he took the flight, and that others onboard should now be aware of the symptoms...

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                      • Source: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/hea...-in-wellington

                        Dylan Moran comedy goers exposed to measles, and supermarket shoppers too
                        20:57, Oct 15 2019

                        People at the Dylan Moran comedy show in Wellington on Saturday night may have been exposed to measles.

                        And if you went to a Johnsonville gym or several city supermarkets last week you may also be at risk...

                        ...Members of the audience at the Dylan Moran comedy show in Wellington on October 12 may have been exposed to the measles virus...
                        People who attended the comedy show have been told to look out for symptoms from October 19 -26 and to be aware that a rash may not appear in the first instance...

                        ...Dr Craig Thornley said people who were at the following locations should find out if they are protected from measles and be aware of the signs and symptoms.

                        October 7: City Fitness, Johnsonville between 6am-8.30am.

                        October 8: City Fitness, Johnsonville between 6am-8.30am and Neo Cafe and Eatery, Wellington. between 9am-4.30pm, Sprig and Fern Tavern, Petone between 7pm-10.15pm.

                        October 9: City Fitness, Johnsonville 6am-8.30am, Neo Cafe and Eatery 7am-4.30pm, New World Thorndon 4.30pm -6pm.

                        October 10: City Fitness, Johnsonville 6am- 8.30am, Neo Cafe and Eatery, 7am -1pm, New World Thorndon 4.30pm- 6pm, Wellington Hospital Emergency Department 3.30pm-10pm.

                        October 11: City Fitness, Johnsonville 6am-8.30am, New World Chaffers, Wellington between 1pm-6pm.

                        October 12: City Fitness Thorndon 8.30am-10am, Michael Fowler Centre (Dylan Moran show) 7pm-11pm...

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                        • Source: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/a...ectid=12277118

                          More than 1000 school kids exposed to measles at Rotorua camp
                          16 Oct, 2019 12:51pm

                          More than 1000 people were exposed to measles at a school holiday camp in Rotorua.

                          Adults and children as young as four who attended the Seventh Day Adventist camp in Rotorua may need to go into quarantine after an Auckland child with measles attended.

                          Auckland Regional Public Health Service is working to alert 1200 camp-goers that they may be at risk of the illness after being exposed to the virus at the Tui Ridge Park camp.

                          The children at the camp were aged four to 15 years.

                          Auckland Regional Public Health Service clinical director Dr Julia Peters said the child was infectious on October 5 and 6.

                          Public health units across the North Island have received the contact details of the attendees in their regions, so units could advise people at the camp about their risk and what action to take.

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                          Source: http://www.voxy.co.nz/health/5/350285

                          New measles case confirmed in South Canterbury
                          Fuseworks Media Fuseworks Media
                          Wednesday, 16 October, 2019 - 19:22

                          A Tekapo man has been confirmed as having measles...

                          ...Anyone who was in the following location at the times listed should be aware that they may have been exposed and at risk of developing measles, unless they are sure they’ve had two MMR vaccinations or are over 50 years of age. If they are not in either of those two groups, they should isolate themselves at home until the dates listed (inclusive):

                          - At Four Square supermarket, Tekapo between 2-3.30pm on 9 October - remain isolated until 23 October

                          - At Four Square supermarket, Tekapo between 6-7.30pm on 10 October - remain isolated until 24 October...

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                          • Source: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-ba...ectid=12279589

                            Two more measles cases confirmed in Hawke's Bay
                            25 Oct, 2019 8:41am

                            Two more measles cases have been confirmed in Hawke's Bay, bringing the total number of cases for the year up to nine.

                            The cases are linked with the Auckland outbreak, and both are children under 5, Hawke's Bay District Health Board Medical Officer of Health, Nicholas Jones confirmed.

                            Neither of the new cases have required hospital care.

                            Known contacts had been traced and the district health board's public health team was working with the families of the children...

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                            • Source: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/hea...s-steady-at-33

                              Three new measles cases confirmed in Wellington and Hawke's Bay
                              Jessica Long17:26, Oct 24 2019
                              The number of measles cases for Wellington region has reached 34 with another case confirmed on Thursday afternoon.

                              Three new measles cases have been confirmed in Wellington and Hawke's Bay.

                              Regional Public Health (RPH) Wellington notified the public on Thursday afternoon there had been one more case of measles confirmed for the Wellington region, however the case related to a traveller which meant the numbers for the capital have remained steady at 33...

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                              • Source: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/hea...t-not-over-yet

                                Measles outbreak slows in south but not over yet
                                Debbie Jamieson17:18, Oct 25 2019

                                There have been no new confirmed cases of measles in the south for a week, but it is too early to declare the outbreak over, officials say.

                                The Southern District Health Board (SDHB) said the total number of cases in the region remained at 71 this week.

                                Of those 64 are in Queenstown, three in Wanaka, two in Dunedin and one each in Oamaru and Gore...

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