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Although the number of measles cases have decreased nationally, cases continue to occur. People returning from areas with recent measles cases (including the Bay of Plenty, Auckland, Hawkes Bay, and Samoa) should be aware of the early signs of measles. Early signs include coughing, runny nose, sore red eyes and fever. After a few days these signs are followed by a red rash. Measles is infectious to others before the rash appears. If you think you could have measles, phone your health centre or Healthline (0800 611 116) for advice. A specific warning has been issued regarding people who attended a screening of Jumanji on Friday 27 December 2019 at the Reading Cinema in Rotorua.