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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.
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