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13 September 2011 11:49
Holidaymakers gearing up for a break in Auckland have been made aware of the ongoing measles outbreak in the city
Holidaymakers gearing up for a break in Auckland have been made aware of the ongoing measles outbreak in the city.
The latest news highlights the importance of taking out a good
medical travel insurance policy before jetting off.
The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has said that 117 people in the region have been found to have measles, of which nine were hospitalised.
It also said that six people were found to have rubella.
Following the presence of a child with measles in the waiting room of the Middlemore Hospital Coronary Care Unit, people who were present there on August 23 between 4pm and 7pm have been urged to go to their doctor.
Dr Richard Hoskin, of the ARPHS, said: "There was a child with measles in the waiting room during this time so it's important that those people who fit the criteria outlined contact their doctor.
"They could possibly develop the disease over the next week."
Measles is a highly contagious respiratory infection that is caused by a virus. Signs of infection include fever, cough, blocked nose and sore red eyes.
28 September 2016
The English tourism industry is predicted to grow faster than the overall economy every year for the next decade, according to new research.
27 September 2016
Monarch Airlines says its flights are operating as normal amid fears the firm is in financial trouble.
24 September 2016
Slim people who look physically healthy may still be at increased chance of being diagnosed with bowel cancer if they have raised insulin levels, according new research.
23 September 2016
Theresa May is being urged to give the go-ahead for flights to resume between the UK and Sharm el-Sheikh by the head of the cross-party parliamentary group on Egypt.
22 September 2016
Budget airline Jet2.com is to open its first base in the south of England at Stansted.
21 September 2016
Smoking rates have dropped to the lowest level on record in England, new figures show, suggesting messages about the health effects of cigarettes are hitting home.
20 September 2016
Concerns have been raised over flight disruptions caused by heavy drinking among passengers.
17 September 2016
British Airways' decision to launch direct flights from London to Tehran earlier this month positions Iran as one of the hottest destinations to visit in 2017, according to experts.
16 September 2016
More than 100 flights have been cancelled as French air traffic controllers go on strike again.
15 September 2016
Two thirds of MPs would support an expansion at Heathrow.
14 September 2016
TripAdvisor is launching a new homepage, making the booking of holiday activities and tours even easier.
13 September 2016
Travellers are to be charged to use fast lanes to get through passport checks in an attempt to cut queues.