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Public Adivisory: Measles Alert

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services is alerting passengers on flights from Auckland to Nadi, and Nadi to Los Angeles, on July 23, that they may have been exposed
10 Aug 2019 16:25
Public Adivisory: Measles Alert

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services is alerting passengers on flights from Auckland to Nadi, and Nadi to Los Angeles, on July 23, that they may have been exposed to measles.

A New Zealand citizen tested positive for measles in the United States and is known to have traveled on those flights during the infective period.

The flight details:

FJ410 from Auckland to Nadi (arrival in Nadi airport at 4.05pm)

FJ810 from Nadi to Los Angeles (departed Nadi airport 9.40pm)

Passengers on these flights, and anyone in the Nadi Airport international transit and/or departure lounges from 4.05pm to 11.40pm on Tuesday July 23rd, should watch for signs of measles.

Symptoms include:

Fever, runny nose, cough, sore and red eyes. A rash starts a few days after these symptoms and spreads all over the body.

If you were on one of those flights, or you were in the Nadi Airport international transit or departure lounges between 4.05pm and 11.40 pm on July 23rd, please call:

Western Division: 9970114 or 9311529
Northern Division: 9086415
Central Division: 9232785

If you do develop symptoms, please contact one of the above numbers immediately and avoid public areas.

The ministry is also advising that there are measles outbreaks in New Zealand, including in Auckland and Wellington.

All international travellers are urged to ensure they are up to date with their measles vaccinations

Feedback: rosi.doviverata@fijisun.com.fj

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