Notifying suspected measles to Toi Te Ora Public Health / Medical Officer of Health
If you suspect a case of measles, please notify the Medical Officer of Health promptly on 07 579 8000 (ask for the Medical Officer of Heath). Alternatively, you can phone 0800 221 555 to speak to other communicable disease staff (select option 3 during business hours, or option 5 after hours).
Do not wait for laboratory results before notifying.
Our current rates of immunisation coverage are below the 95% required to prevent the spread of measles, so urgent public health follow up of suspected or confirmed cases is important.