A typhoid outbreak has occurred in Auckland with at least 11 people infected with the disease.
All of the people infected are in hospital and are being carefully monitored.
At this stage all cases are among members of a Pacific church community in Auckland. Authorities are working with this group to monitor other people.
Auckland gets around 30 cases of typhoid a year but are usually individual cases where someone has been infected overseas.
WHAT IS TYPHOID FEVER?
Typhoid fever, also known simply as typhoid, is a bacterial infection.
Symptoms include a high fever developing over several days, headaches, general weakness and muscle aches. Stomach pain and constipation are also common but some people get diarrhoea.
Typhoid is a serious illness, but, can be treated with antibiotics.