The plan is to have at least one potential vaccine in clinical trials by June.
A new virus is hitting the headlines, but how worried should we be?
He warns it could be "a matter of time" before infected travellers arrive here.
Australian researchers are warning that whooping cough is evolving, and new vaccines will be needed.
Some of the new cases appear not to be linked to the seafood market where it began.
There is the possibility of a wider outbreak, according to the World Health Organization.
"I could have died."
They travelled on the Interislander Ferry and visited a music festival.
"Anyone who was at this screening may have been exposed to measles."
There have been no measles-related deaths in the last day.
Three children have been hospitalised with the disease.
The Samoan crisis is hitting close to home here in New Zealand.
A state of emergency will be extended to December 29.
Winston Peters made the announcement on Saturday.
The death toll has risen to 71, with the majority being children and babies.
Another 16 children remain critically ill.
"We lost our little girl. So please parents, be aware of your kids."
"The fact that any child dies from a vaccine-preventable disease like measles is frankly an outrage."
Despite the death toll hitting 62, apprehension and resistance to the campaign continues.
The 'closure period' will last for most of the day.