Via Stuff.co.nz: Measles outbreak contained so far. Excerpt:
A measles outbreak across the North Island has so far been contained to only 10 people who contracted the disease following a hip-hop event in Sydney.
Bay of Plenty and Lakes District medical officer Neil de Wet said there had been no more cases reported overnight outside of the nine in Taupo and Turangi and one confirmed case in Auckland.
People who have been in contact with those who have the disease that have since headed to Wellington are also being checked and told to stay in isolation until they receive the all-clear.
Public health officials have warned people who attended the World Supremacy Battlegrounds in early December - and anyone else who has come into contact with them - to look out for symptoms of the infectious disease.
Four of those who have contracted the disease were at the event, and the others came into contact with them.
Nobody has yet been admitted to hospital but all those infected - ranging in age from five to 28 - have been isolated.
Dr de Wet said anyone over the age of 45 is assumed to be immune because measles was common before 1969 and it was likely they would have already been exposed.
"If you're not immunised and under 45 then you should get up to date and if you're unsure then go to your GP and check,'' he said.
"The main thing is to try and prevent the spread.''