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Genetically modified mosquitoes let loose in Africa

It's hoped the sterile males will trick females into wasting their time mating with them.

It was the first time Cummings spoke publicly about the loss of her friend and co-star.

Spartacus actress opens up about the death of her co-star

"It pains me that Andy would have been in so much pain."

Related video: Dr Emma Best says work is being done to find new ways of delivering the MMR vaccine.

More than 100 babies hospitalised after contracting measles this year

New data showcases some shocking statistics.

The baby died earlier this month.

Mum shares heartbreaking story after losing newborn baby to 'evil virus'

"Julian fought all the way and didn't give up. The bravest little soul one could imagine."

Lakyn-Ray spent a week on life support battling measles.

'It could cost your child's life': Pictures show nine-month-old's battle for life

Her parents are pleading for others to get vaccinated.

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New Zealand's pancreatic cancer survival rate below comparable countries - study

The Cancer Society says it's proof we need a well-funded cancer plan.

Watch: Dr Emma Best says work is being done to find new ways of delivering the MMR vaccine.

Auckland measles cases rise above 1000

But health experts are applauding the public for taking action.

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'Falling apart': Kim Kardashian tests positive for lupus antibodies

"I can't live like this."

Dr Emma Best says work is being done to find new ways of delivering the MMR vaccine.

Measles epidemic: All eyes on Tauranga

All of the participating schools at the AIMS Games have provided a list of unimmunised students.

There are now more than 1000 confirmed cases of measles in New Zealand.

Measles outbreak: NZ hospitalisation rates three times higher than US

There have been more than 1000 confirmed cases.

Dr Emma Best says work is being done to find new ways of delivering the MMR vaccine.

Five ski instructors diagnosed with measles, all NZSki staff to be vaccinated

People who have been at the Remarkables ski field in the past two weeks are at risk.

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Mum appeals for birthday cards for son with severe skin condition

Tanya Williams is worried her son Rhys has "had enough of life".

Dr Emma Best says work is being done to find new ways of delivering the MMR vaccine.

NZ measles cases rise above 1000, person on Auckland to Melbourne flight infected

Nearly 900 of the confirmed cases are in Auckland.

Babies in Auckland are now encouraged to get their first MMR at 12 months.

US Embassy warns citizens about NZ measles outbreak

"Make sure every family member has been vaccinated against measles prior to travel."

Watch: 'Doctors didn't think I was going to survive': Former measles sufferer's chilling warning

Fourth case of measles confirmed in Queenstown

There are concerns others could have been infected.

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Mum of 5yo with terminal brain tumour initially thought it was a food allergy

"Never did I ever expect to be told it was something so serious."

Watch: Joseph Parker has a message for parents.

Joseph Parker pleads for south Aucklanders to vaccinate kids

Most of Auckland's 804 confirmed measles cases are in Counties Manukau.

Watch: Dr William Rainger and Carmel Ellis speak to media.

Auckland measles outbreak rises to 804 confirmed cases

The number of people infected is increasing by 18 or 19 each day.

Watch: Auckland Grammar School Principal is calling for help in banning vape pens.

Doctors blame vaping for teen's serious lung damage

"I thought vaping was fine," the teen said. "I did all the tricks all the time."

Watch: Health officials held a media briefing in Auckland.

Livestream: Auckland measles epidemic update

Health officials will provide an updated number of the city's confirmed cases.