MidCentral stands by in case measles spreads

The tell-tale measles rash typically appears five days after a person becomes infectious

SUPPLIEDThe tell-tale measles rash typically appears five days after a person becomes infectious

MidCentral District Health Board medical officer of health Robert Weir said there were no confirmed cases of measles in the district.

The number of measles cases in Canterbury remains at 28, with 12 under investigation.

Since the start of the year, 228 measles cases in 12 states - including IL and Kentucky - have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control.

MidCentral District Health Board Medical officer of health Dr Rob Weir
SUPPLIEDMidCentral District Health Board Medical officer of health Dr Rob Weir

The CDC says to ensure you are fully vaccinated or are otherwise protected against the measles virus before leaving the United States.

MMR vaccine being drawn into a syringe - the combined vaccine which protects infants from three viral diseases: measles, mumps and rubella.

"However, if you have not received any measles vaccinations, I would recommend arranging to have the vaccination".

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Many people who choose not to vaccinate are concerned about side effects.

Weir said general practices throughout the MidCentral district were holding normal supplies of the vaccine despite the extra demand coming from Canterbury.

"Measles is a very serious illness and the only way to prevent its spread is immunisation". About 30 per cent of people with measles will develop complications.

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People who are exposed to measles and can not prove their immunity will need to be quarantined until 14 days after their last exposure.

Signs and symptoms of measles include rash, high fever, and a cough, runny nose, or red, watery eyes.

If people thought they might have measles they should use the phone to contact their general practice or Healthline on 0800 611 116 for more advice. "It is very important you tell your GP that you think you might have measles before going in to the surgery".

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