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02 August 2011 12:36
Health chiefs in Auckland have urged people to get themselves immunised against measles
Britons travelling to New Zealand may want to look into getting some
medical travel insurance following news that the number of people in Auckland with measles continues to rise.
The number of confirmed cases of the disease in the region has now reached 94, according to the Auckland Regional Public Health Service, including eight people who are in quarantine and five cases where people needed to be admitted to hospital.
Medical officer of health, Richard Hoskins, said that nearly all of the cases were people who had not been immunised.
Mr Hoskins urged people in the region to make sure they had been immunised. He said: "By getting immunised you will not only be protecting yourself or your child, you'll be also be stopping this disease from spreading in our communities.
"If you do come into contact with a person infected with measles, if you have not been immunised or have not had the disease, then you may be advised to be isolated - to stay at home and away from all public places, school or work for 14 days after coming into contact."
18 January 2017
Researchers at Cambridge University may have made a breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, according to preliminary findings.
17 January 2017
Stansted Airport has made a bid to become Britain's next hub for long-haul travel, as passengers are promised seamless connection facilities and baggage transfer.
13 January 2017
Long-term goals such as travelling more and visiting new places have come above healthy eating and changing jobs in a list of the top New Year's resolutions.
14 January 2017
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24 December 2016
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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
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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
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