The parents of a 9-month-old girl who spent seven days on life support as she battled measles said they were "terrified" of losing their little girl.

Lakyn-Ray Auloa, known for her cheeky grin and giggles, has spent the past three weeks critically ill in hospital with the illness that has been confirmed in 1028 people throughout Auckland to date.

Too young to vaccinate, Lakyn-Ray is one of the youngest victims. Hers is also one of the most serious cases, critically ill for two weeks and with seven days spent on life support.

Parents Leroy and Sose Auloa said the ordeal

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