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27 September 2011 16:53
Measles infection is more prevalent in California than in any other US state, with most victims having had no vaccination
More people in California have been struck down by measles than in any other state of the US, according to official health data.
The state has recorded 28 cases of the highly contagious disease since the beginning of the year. Anyone planning to visit the region is advised to ensure their
medical travel insurance is up to date.
The last time infection numbers were so high was 2001, when 40 people caught measles over the year, state records show.
Officials suggest the infections of at least half of them were a result of travelling to Asia and Europe because of widespread outbreaks and fewer immunisations in both regions. Of the 28 measles-infected people, 22 had either not been vaccinated or "were very likely to lack the vaccine".
California Department of Public Health said it recorded just nine cases of measles infection in 2009 and 27 last year.
06 December 2016
Eating a handful of nuts every day can help reduce your chances of suffering heart disease and other serious illnesses, scientists have claimed.
03 December 2016
Thousands of Britons could be heading off on snow-sports holidays without appropriate travel insurance cover, it has been warned.
01 December 2016
Pilots at German airline Lufthansa are on strike again after a two-day break in their campaign of walkouts.
02 December 2016
Britons are among the top spenders in Europe when it comes to holidays, new research has found.
30 November 2016
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29 November 2016
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26 November 2016
Hundreds of Lufthansa flights have been grounded after pilots working for the airline took part in a strike.
25 November 2016
The US is warning its citizens that Europe is facing a "heightened risk of terror attacks" at Christmas markets and other seasonal holiday events.
24 November 2016
A groundbreaking radiotherapy machine that can track the changing position of tumours in real time will soon be used to treat cancer patients in the UK.
23 November 2016
Top airline bosses are urging the government to scrap air passenger duty ahead of Wednesday's Autumn Statement.
22 November 2016
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19 November 2016
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