Measles warning after Les Mills staff member diagnosed after attending flagship gym – Stuff.co.nz

Hundreds of Aucklanders may have been exposed to measles after a Les Mills staff member who was at its flagship gym last week has been diagnosed with the illness. 

Les Mills advised members of the potential issue on Monday afternoon on its Facebook page

The staff member attended the Auckland City gym, on Victoria Street, on Tuesday, October 8, the post stated. 

Members of the Les Mills Auckland City gym may have been exposed to measles. (File photo).

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Members of the Les Mills Auckland City gym may have been exposed to measles. (File photo).

There have been 1471 confirmed measles cases in Auckland so far this year, Auckland Regional Public Health Service revealed on Monday. 

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Measles is a highly infectious and potentially life-threatening viral illness. 

New Zealand is currently experiencing the worst outbreak of measles it has seen in more than two decades. 

Members who attended the Auckland City gym were contacted by email on Monday to warn of their potential exposure, a “very worried” member told Stuff.

The email, seen by Stuff, stated the case was part of the “serious outbreak currently in the greater Auckland area, and not nice for anyone who has it”. 

It urged gym-goers to contact their doctor should they suspect they may have the illness. 

If you have attended the Auckland City branch and are concerned about measles, contact your doctor or Healthline on 0800 611 116. 

Les Mills New Zealand has been contacted for comment. 

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