"Measles is one of the most infectious viruses on Earth, and possibly the most contagious among people." That's according to Professor David Hayman, a director at Massey University's Infectious Disease Research Centre. Now Rotorua is geographically right in the middle of the latest outbreak in the Lakes and Bay of Plenty District Health Boards but no cases have been detected in the city so far. Nonetheless, the close threat has put extra pressure on Rotorua medical centres to respond to urgent requests for vaccinations for those unprotected.

Rotorua medical centres have seen a rise in parents and adults catching up