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Vanessa talking to Olivia

Latest News 12 September 2019 | Counties Manukau Health’s Vanessa Thornton is no stranger to the media but her most recent interviewer was particularly new the profession.

The clinical director of the Emergency Department was grilled about measles by 11-year-old Olivia Matsas, guest reporter for the newly established KEA Kids News. Olivia, who is coincidentally the daughter of  Kidz First paediatrician Richard Matsas had several questions for Dr Thornton, and together, using a child friendly format,  they covered the basics of the highly infectious virus.