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Second measles case confirmed in Auckland with link to high school, students and staff told to stay away

Second measles case confirmed in Auckland with link to high school, students and staff told to stay away

A second case of measles has been confirmed in Auckland, New Zealand, with a link to Albany Senior High School. All 900 students and 100 staff at the

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A second case of measles has been confirmed in Auckland, New Zealand, with a link to Albany Senior High School. All 900 students and 100 staff at the school were told to stay away after one student was diagnosed with measles last week. The infected student mixed with a number of year levels and classes, and so all students and staff were considered close contacts. The second case of measles is linked to the first and was infected by a household contact who had just returned from overseas. Chemist Warehouse Albany was also identified as a location of interest, where the infected person visited on April 20. Staff and students without immunity are required to stay home, and the school will be closed. Health authorities said contact tracing had been progressing well, and the school’s immunisation records showed “a high percentage” of students had some level of immunity. Nearly 80% of students have had one or two doses of the MMR vaccine, and staff immunity is being checked. Anyone eligible for the two doses of the MMR vaccine is advised to get them as soon as possible.

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