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14 October 2011 09:28
Travellers have been alerted of a measles outbreak in Auckland
Britons flying to New Zealand have been urged to be cautious in light of the recent measles outbreak in Auckland.
As the virus continues to spread, Ministry of Health officials are working with local health authorities in Auckland to verify if there is an adequate and uninterrupted supply of the measles vaccine.
A total of 228 confirmed and probable cases of measles have been reported in Auckland so far.
Overseas travellers might now wish to invest in a good
medical travel insurance policy before heading off to New Zealand.
Those born after January 1 1969 have been urged to check their immunisation status. If they are not vaccinated or have only received one dose of the vaccination, they need to arrange an MMR vaccination, experts have said.
14 January 2017
Some of the biggest airports in the UK have been forced to cancel flights as snow and blizzard conditions sweep parts of the country.
13 January 2017
Stress could be as significant a risk factor for heart attacks and strokes as smoking, drinking and overeating, new research shows.
24 December 2016
Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended amid continuing industrial unrest ahead of the weekend break.
11 January 2017
A connection between diabetes and inflection in children could be a major breakthrough in developing a cure for type 1 diabetes, according to new research.
10 January 2017
A new trial aimed at tackling widespread loneliness among older people is successfully reducing isolation using community-based tactics, a report shows.
07 January 2017
People may be able to enjoy better brain health in later life by following a Mediterranean diet, research has suggested.
06 January 2017
Many Britons plan to cut down on the costs of their holidays in 2017, as part of their financial resolutions for the New Year.
05 January 2017
Holidaymakers have been encouraged to make the most of the fact 2017 boasts a pair of bank holiday weekends just two weeks apart.
04 January 2017
Holidaymakers are increasingly turning their attentions to trips which are all-inclusive, new research has suggested.
31 December 2016
Budget airline Norwegian has said it will launch ultra-low cost flights for as little at £56 to New York as it ramps up the pressure on its rivals.
30 December 2016
Some of the most famous artists in history may have left subtle clues to brain disease in their paintings, new research suggests.
29 December 2016
A positive outlook for the UK travel industry is being tempered by uncertainty over the economy, according to a new report.