"Two unborn babies die after mothers catch measles during pregnancy."

It's a headline that will strike fear into any expecting mother's heart.

The disease that's been spreading around our country - including up to 58 people here in the Bay of Plenty - appears to have claimed its first victims.


There's a bit of grey area here as the Waitematā and Auckland DHB could not be certain the babies died from measles.

But what we do know is this: Both pregnant women were being treated for measles; the disease can result in foetal losses, miscarriages and lower birth weight;