Auckland high schools are bracing for possible disruption to this year's end-of-year exams because of the city's measles epidemic.

About 140,000 students across the country will start this year's National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) exams on November 8, at a time when the measles epidemic is still growing - although at a slower rate than at the peak in September.

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) reported 12 more cases on Wednesday alone, taking the Auckland total so far this year to 1581.

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