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Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Zealand : Measles Outbreaks 2011 - update 07

The latest media release from New Zealand's Ministry of Health with regards to the ongoing measles outbreak :

" An upswing in new cases has been reported from Auckland region in the last week (especially Auckland City).

As of Wednesday 21 September 2011 (4:00 pm):

- Forty-six more new confirmed cases of measles have been reported in the last week, all from Auckland region (33 from Auckland, 10 from Waitemata and 1 from counties Manukau), except one from Bay-of-Plenty and one from Canterbury.

- Approximately half of the new cases reported from Auckland region are over 20 years of age.

- There have been 165 confirmed cases of measles since 30 May 2011 reported to Auckland Regional Public Health Service. Most of these cases (109) have been in Waitemata DHB.

- There have been 24 confirmed cases reported in the Waikato since 27July 2011.

- There have been 251 confirmed cases of measles in New Zealand since January 2011.

- Thirty-seven people with measles have been admitted to hospital so far this year, 15 of them (all from Auckland City) in the last 10 days."

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