By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board reported two new confirmed measles cases this week, bringing  the total number of measles cases in Hawke’s Bay, this year, to eleven.


Medical Officer of Health, Dr Nicholas Jones, said of the new cases; one was an adult and the other a child under five years old.

The contacts of the child have been traced and isolated.

Known contacts of the adult have also been identified and will be contacted by the DHB’s Public Health team to provide advice and understand their immunity status.

From 1 January 2019 to 31 October 2019 there have been 1969 confirmed cases of measles notified across New Zealand. 1591 of these confirmed cases are in the Auckland region.

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