Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
18 November 2011 09:48
The outbreak of measles in Edmonton, Canada, which has exposed around 1,000 people in the city is a reminder of the importance of vaccination
Holidaymakers planning to head off to Canada have been urged to take extra care amid reports of measles.
According to Alberta Health Services(AHS), up to 1,000 people may have been exposed to the disease in the city of Edmonton.
The news may see many travellers take out
medical travel insurance before visiting the affected area.
People who have not been vaccinated or have not had the contagious disease are advised to avoid any possible contact with others and get in touch with Health Link.
Dr Marcia Johnson, AHS medical officer of health, said: "We are asking all potentially exposed individuals to monitor their health for symptoms."
Exposure may have occurred at the following locations and times:
- Manulife Place (office tower only) - November 1, 2, 3 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and November 4 from 9 a.m. to noon
- Synergy Fall Social Event at Sutton Place Hotel - November 3 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- University of Alberta Hospital, emergency department, November 8 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, and November 9 from midnight to 4:30 a.m.
The person confirmed to have measles may have contracted the disease while travelling internationally.
Dr Johnson further said the issue has highlighted the importance of immunisation.
Copyright Press Association 2011
21 October 2016
A union is warning of travel chaos over the Christmas period at four major UK airports, unless a baggage carrier transfers staff to other companies.
20 October 2016
Thousands of passengers faced travel chaos yesterday after rail service through the Channel Tunnel was suspended because of a power failure.
19 October 2016
People planning holidays from Gatwick Airport in the run up to Christmas could face travel chaos as unions threaten to strike over a pension dispute.
18 October 2016
Eurostar has said it will cut 12 services from London St Pancras to Paris and Brussels.
15 October 2016
Tourists in Thailand are being advised to "behave respectfully" and wear "sombre" clothing as the country mourns King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
14 October 2016
Holidaymakers are being warned to buy currency in advance as exchange rates being offered are as little as 0.96 euro to the pound at airports.
13 October 2016
Scientists say there is strong evidence air pollution and vitamin D deficiency can cause dementia.
12 October 2016
More people are going on holiday than at any time in the past five years despite terror attacks and the impact of Brexit, according to a study.
11 October 2016
People from across North Carolina had to be rescued from their homes as the downgraded Hurricane Matthew blew out to sea - leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.
04 October 2016
People travelling abroad is on the rise, according to the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)
08 October 2016
A hurricane pelting the coast of Florida and described as a 'monster' by a local official has brought chaos to the state, with flights cancelled, homes evacuated and theme parks shut.
07 October 2016
Low-cost airline easyJet says its profits will nosedive as terrorist attacks and air traffic control strikes are taking their toll on the company.