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Latest case of measles no surprise to professionals

Author
Newstalk ZB Staff,
Section
Health,
Publish Date
Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 9:12a.m.
There is currently an outbreak of the disease in the South Island. (Photo / NZ Herald)
There is currently an outbreak of the disease in the South Island. (Photo / NZ Herald)

Another Christchurch case of measles isn't coming as a surprise to health professionals.

The South Island measles outbreak has now infected 15 people.

Canterbury Medical Officer of Health doctor Cheryl Brunton says we're still within the time period where someone infected by an earlier measles case could break out in symptoms.

"We don't call it outbreak over until at least two incubation periods of the disease are concluded and we haven't got there yet."

Measles is a serious illness and people should check they're vaccinated.

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