The government of Tonga has declared a measles outbreak after a rugby players contracted the disease during a trip to New Zealand. 6 players have since tested positive to the disease following laboratory tests.
As of 28 October, 107 confirmed or suspected measles cases have been identified in Tonga. Clinicians have reported mild symptoms in those that have contracted the disease. A measles response protocol and case investigation form has been completed.
A Tongan language factsheet on measles has also been distributed at national level.