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Crusaders fans urged not to travel to Dunedin amid measles outbreak

Crusaders fans are being urged not to travel to Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium this weekend, following the measles outbreak in Canterbury.

With the number of confirmed measles cases in Christchurch currently sitting at 28, Souther District Health Board medical officer of health Marion Poore is advising those displaying any illness symptoms to stay home.

So far 20,000 tickets for Saturday night's clash between the Highlanders and Crusaders have already been sold, with around 1,000 of those expected to be travelling fans from Christchurch.

Two cases of measles have been confirmed in Dunedin, with one involving a visitor from Christchurch.

Read more: 'No jab, no school' - Dr Lance O'Sullivan says vaccination should be compulsory for kids

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Dr O’Sullivan said it shouldn’t take an epidemic to get people to get their shots. Source: Breakfast

Read more: Nigel Latta weighs in on psychology behind the anti-vaccination campaign as Christchurch measles outbreak takes hold

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With a measles outbreak in Christchurch we spoke with the psychologist. Source: Seven Sharp

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Crusaders fans Source: Photosport