Measles closes New Zealand schools

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Four New Zealand schools have had to close their doors due to measles.
Recently schools in Levin have closed their doors because of measles, and earlier Waiopehu College was also closed.
Twenty-two cases of measles have been confirmed in recent weeks. Closing schools is the last resort but is an important step to stop the spread of the disease. In most cases the school opens the following day and students must prove that they have been vaccinated.
Measles is a highly infectious virus that spreads easily from person to person through the air, via breathing, coughing and sneezing. It affects both children and adults.
People with measles are infectious 5 days before and until 5 days after the rash appears.

49 Responses

  1. It is very scary knowing that it could necessarily come to our school and have a very big impact on the school cause it might get be closed because the amount of people that are sick with measles and that is very valuable learning time and less education time.

  2. Hiya not being picky but I’m quite sure you were meant to say “Four schools”

  3. i’ve heard of measles before… i had hives a few days ago, i can only imagine how bad the measles are :O

  4. That is good that you are warning everyone
    Good but sad for the people who has it

  5. I think that the kids with measles should be treated straight away so staying home until they are gone going to hospital.Because if they do not get treated they will become much worse and I hope that the schools that have shut done should not have to but then again they are trying to keep the other kids measle free because if they spread its not good.
    By Meleane

  6. i live in levin the mesales info has spread eg kiwi kids news and horowhenua cronicle (newspaper) lol were like famous i thought i had it at 1 stage but i have been immunised

  7. I feel so,so sad for the kids that have measles and what r measles

  8. I think that shingles came to Taranaki I am lucky I got something to stop it I think??

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