New Zealand measles outbreak rises above 1,000 cases

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New Zealand’s ongoing measles outbreak has hit the milestone of more than 1,000 confirmed cases.

A total of 1,051 people were affected between 1 January and 5 September, 2019, the ministry of health said.

The New Zealand outbreak is largely concentrated around the country’s biggest city Auckland, with 877 of the confirmed cases seen there.

The Health Ministry has issued a statement calling for everyone aged 12 months to 50 years old to get vaccinated if they have not been already.

The ministry has also put out a travel advice to get vaccinated at least two weeks before visiting Auckland.

The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued advice to get measles vaccination before visiting New Zealand.

Via CDC/NZ Health Ministry/NZ Herald

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