Measles in Canterbury now 'in widespread circulation' as infections rise to 25

Image Credit

FILE- A measles, mumps and rubella vaccine is seen on a countertop at a pediatrics clinic in Greenbrae, Calif. on February 6, 2015.

The risk to the public is considered low, and Interior Health is following up with people who may have come into contact with the patient.

New Zealand's ministry of health said in a statement in late February that since 2012 all cases of measles in New Zealand came from travelers bringing the disease from overseas.

After the detailed survey regarding the timely vaccination of children, the Health department found that nearly one-fifth of the Canterbury did not get regular vaccinations.

'Unimmunized people who come within 2 meters of an infectious person, however briefly, have a 90 per cent chance of contracting measles, ' the board said in an earlier statement on their website.

A public health nurse will review your vaccine history, determine your immunity to measles, and arrange for post-exposure prophylaxis if eligible. These are followed by a rash, which starts first on the face and neck, spreads to the chest, arms and legs, and lasts for at least three days.

If you think you may have the disease, call your local healthcare provider or local hospital or urgent care to set up a time to visit the office as to not expose the illness to others.

The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against measles is to ensure vaccinations are up to date.

A further 18,000 vaccines are now being rushed to health centres throughout the Canterbury district and are expected to be available in practices from Wednesday, a board spokesman said via email.

"Measles is a serious and highly contagious disease that can spread quickly". Measles is transmitted via droplets from the nose, mouth or throat of infected persons.

Related News:

Most liked

Rio Tinto (RIO) Given New GBX 4,675 Price Target at HSBC
It is important not to rely on any one financial measure, but to use it in conjunction with statement analysis and other measures. As we get closer to the end of the year, investors may be looking back at individual stock performance over the past year.

US Olympic cyclist Catlin found dead in her home at age 23
Just previous year , Catlin won first place in Team pursuit and 3rd in Individual pursuit at the UCI Track World Championships. In addition to cycling and her college studies, Catlin was also a musician and was dedicated to playing the violin.

Station: Suspect in Closs Abduction Says He'll Plead Guilty
The kidnapping and killings were publicized across the nation as a desperate search for Jayme unfolded over almost three months. KARE-TV reported that suspect Jake Patterson's February 28 letter was in response to a letter from a station reporter.

Trump to Seek $8.6 Billion for Wall, Set Up New Budget Fight
GDP forecast for 2019 at 2.5 percent, trailing off to 1.9 percent in 2020 as the impact of the 2017 Republican tax cuts fades. White House officials say there are already 122 miles of barriers that have been completed or are now under construction.

Defending champ Osaka gets Mladenovic revenge in Indian Wells opener
Mladenovic will have the chance to beat defending champion Osaka for the second time in three weeks after defeating Zheng Saisai. Also losing on the men's side were No. 11 Borna Coric, No. 23 Alex de Minaur and No. 31 Nick Kyrgios .

The Sinking City Delayed To Late June
As such we reckon that the developers want to do a bit more spit and polish on this game to ensure it launches without a hitch. In a refreshingly honest announcement video , posted below, Community Manager Sergey Oganesyan explained the team's rationale.

Microsoft Windows 10 operating on 800 million devices globally
Not surprisingly, Mehdi did not reveal data for the venerable Windows 7, the OS that Windows 10 is supplanting. Still, Microsoft is finally approaching its goal, as Windows 10 has now surpassed 800 million installs.

Ayoze Perez reveals how fans helped stunning comeback against West Ham
First Perez set up Rondon with a lovely flick over the top and the striker dispatched his volley with aplomb on 65 minutes. But Newcastle were a different proposition in a rousing second half.

Iran calls upon Pakistan to take ‘decisive’ action against militants
He underscored the role of important brotherly countries like Iran to help in this situation. Rouhani invited him to visit Iran as part of strengthening bilateral relations.

EPL: Chelsea squad against Wolves revealed [Full list]
The Independent UK reports that the Blues manager, Maurizio Sarri , has released a list of 21 players. We have to do better against a team who don't want to play.

Rasheed Wallace named high school basketball coach in North Carolina
Wallace finished his high school career with 1,690 career points before going on to attend the University of North Carolina. Wallace played for Dean Smith at North Carolina for two seasons before being the fourth overall draft pick in 1995.

Jaguar attacks woman attempting to take selfie at Arizona zoo
Zoo officials say the same jaguar scratched another person previous year after they went over a barrier. Wildlife World Zoo said in a tweet the woman reached over a barrier to get the photo.

Election Commission to announce dates of poll today at 5 pm
Modi "would be willing to confess his failure on a global stage", with the amount of worldwide attention elections in J&K attract. Elections are also due by May in Jammu and Kashmir, where Governor Satya Pal Malik dissolved the Assembly in November 2018.

Trump administration may seek more money from U.S. allies hosting military forces
It echoes a theme often championed by former White House adviser Stephen Bannon that the US wants "allies, not protectorates". The US military had " around 600 " bases outside of US territory as of 2013, with nearly 200,000 troops overseas as of 2017.

Chelsea 'astonished' by FIFA transfer snub
Chelsea have denied any wrongdoing and responded to the ban by making clear that they meant to challenge the decision . Traore was sold to French side Lyon in June 2017 for £8.8million, having played a total of 16 games for Chelsea .