New Zealand officials fear new wave of measles

Health officials in Tairawhiti, New Zealand, have identified four probable measles cases in the region and are calling it a "second wave" of the disease in the area.
Two young children from the coast and two teenagers in Gisborne presented measles-like symptoms over the weekend with test results due later in the week. The four new cases come less than two weeks after two other cases involving boys at Campion College and Gisborne Intermediate.
"Between them, these four new cases have been in contact with hundreds of people," Geoffrey Cramp, the Tairawhiti District Health medical officer of health, said. "They have had opportunity to spread measles throughout the district. Those most at risk are non-immunized people, babies, pregnant mothers and those with weakened immune systems. I cannot stress enough the importance of immediate immunization."
TDH has established an Emergency Operations Center in order to manage the situation and to ensure those most at risk are protected. Cramp advised people showing symptoms to phone their doctors prior to arrival so arrangements can be made for them to be quarantined.
"This is very important - the sick person needs to stay outside the clinic, until staff are ready to take them to the isolated area," Cramp said. "We all need to take responsibility to limit the spread of this horrible disease."