Manukau Courier : February 25th 2011
6 MANUKAU COURIER, FEBRUARY 25, 2011 NEWS 3423227AA SUNDAY 13TH MARCH 2011 START TIME 9.30AM SUNDAY 13TH MARCH 2011 START TIME 9.30AM SUNDAY 13TH MARCH 2011 START TIME 9.30AM rOun unDD TH THe BBaYs PORTS OF AUCKLAND PORTS OF AUCKLAND rOunD THe BaYs PORTS OF AUCKLAND www.roundthebays.co.nz ENTER NOW! ENTER NOW! SUPPORTING THESE GREAT CHARITIES SUPPORTING THESE GREAT CHARITIES or 75WORLDCLASSARTSEVENTSPACKEDINTO19DAYS2–20MARCHAUCKLANDFESTIVAL.CO.NZ A FORMIDABLE LINE UP OF KIWI BANDS IN AN UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT. 3 MARCH, AUCKLAND TOWN HALL. 4 – 5 MARCH, GENESIS THEATRE, TELSTRACLEAR PACIFIC, MANUKAU RUIA APERAHAMA | LA MITCHELL | KING KAPISI | ARIANA TIKAO | TEREMOANA RAPLEY | SJD | LUPIN (VICTORIA GIRLING-BUTCHER) | THE TWINKS (MILAN BORICH & TIM ARNOLD) | WARREN MAXWELL | CHARLOTTE YATES UNITONE HIFI | HOROMONA HORO 19A Ronwood Ave Manukau Tel 09 262 0979 PAINT CLEARANCE SALE PAINT CLEARANCE SALE While Stocks Last FREE Curtain Making Conditions apply GUTHRIE BOWRON PAINT 10L(Made by Dulux) DULUX PREMIUM PAINTS 10L of 101 and X10 ZAMIX Paint (Interior & Exterior) (Tinting Extra) $99.00 $149.99 $20 $50 From 1L 4L 3538495AB Measles outbreak prompts warning By TROELS SOMMERVILLE Health authorities are urging people to check their immunisation records because of the measles outbreak in Auckland. So far three people have been hospitalised since the start of the out- break last month. Of the 17 confirmed infections six have been within the Counties Manukau District Health Board area. Measles is the most infectious of the com- municable diseases, Auckland Regional Pub- lic Health Service spokesman Dr Richard Hoskins says. He’s urging people to check their immunis- ation records and those of their children. Many children will have received the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine at an early age but parents should check. Measles causes a red itchy rash that begins on the face and slowly spreads across the rest of the body. Other symptoms in- clude fever, cough, sore red eyes and white spots inside the mouth. Although measles gen- erally clears up without any dire side effects, it can lead to nasty compli- cations like pneumonia, or in some cases brain disorders. Those most susceptible to the disease are young children who haven’t fin- ished their immunisa- tions, those with im- mune disorders and pregnant women. Dr Hoskins says the most effective prevention is immunisation. It provides 95 percent protection against in- fection. But the injection can take two to four weeks to take full effect. He says the latest out- break is most likely the result of cases found on a flight from Singapore on January 11. Those who suspect they might have measles should contact their local GP. But Dr Hoskins suggests calling ahead so those in the waiting room aren’t exposed.
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