Measles case at SkyCity sparks alert
A case of measles has been traced to a guest who stayed at the SkyCity Hotel.
Public health officials are tracing people who may have been exposed to the infected person who was taking part in the annual Firefighter SkyTower Stair Challenge and stayed at the hotel from May 22 to 24.
The health scare extends to people who may have come in contact with the virus at the wider SkyCity complex and the nearby Mexican Cafe.
Auckland Regional Public Health Service is urging anyone who visited the affected locations and is not sure if they are immune to measles to check with their general practitioner.
Anyone who was at the locations listed and is not immune or is unsure should isolate themselves at home from May 29 until June 7.
If the person becomes unwell they should call their doctor or Healthline on 0800 611 116 for advice.
of measles include a fever, running nose, cough and sore eyes. After about four days, a raised red rash spreads over the body lasting several days.
Chief medical officer Don Mackie says there are a large number of people from all over the country who may have been exposed to the highly infectious and potentially serious disease.