This is a behind-the-scenes look at how local health authorities are dealing with the worst measles outbreak in at least 20 years. Reporter Scott Yeoman spends time with the experts as they trace infections and attempt to prevent the spread. And he talks to people who have had their lives changed by this highly contagious and potentially deadly disease.

Dr Phil Shoemack is sitting in his office in central Tauranga when news of the latest measles case comes through the door.

A baby, with a Bay of Plenty link.

It's Wednesday midmorning and Shoemack hasn't yet managed to look at


The numbers