Via TVNZ: Measles case confirmed in Auckland. Excerpt:
The first measles case in Auckland since June 2012 has been confirmed, prompted a warning from health officials.
The person contracted measles while in Sydney earlier this month for the 2013 hip-hop competition.
The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (Arphs) says teams from elsewhere in New Zealand attended the event.
Arphs is following up with those who had contact with the infected person, alerting health professionals and emergency departments, and updating the Ministry of Health.
Measles symptoms start with a high fever, which develops about 10 days after exposure, followed by a runny nose, cough, red eyes and small white spots inside the mouth. A red blotchy rash on the neck and face appears three or four days later before spreading to the rest of the body.
Medical Officer of Health Catherine Jackson says measles is extremely infectious and can cause serious complications.
"Auckland's last major measles outbreak in 2011 demonstrates how quickly the disease can spread," Dr Jackson said. "One infected child resulted in nearly 500 cases and 80 hospital admissions."