Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
16 February 2012 09:10
US health officials have urged people to get vaccinated against measles after 13 cases were confirmed in Indiana
Holidaymakers planning to travel to the US have been urged to take out
medical travel insurance after a total of 13 measles cases were confirmed in Indiana.
The state's health commissioner Dr Gregory Larkin said the outbreak began last week when someone who was infected came into contact with someone who hadn't had the vaccine.
All cases are so far confined to the counties of Boone and Hamilton and only affect those who had direct contact with other infected people.
Health officials have now released a list of places where people may have caught the disease. This includes White River Elementary school and Noblesville Intermediate as well as Delphi Electronics and Safety in Kokomo.
A spokeswoman for the electronics company said employees had been informed about the risks.
Officials also said people who were born in the US before 1957 are likely to be immune, according to past research.
But everyone else - including those born outside of the US before 1957 - have been urged to take prompt action and arrange vaccination.
24 September 2016
Slim people who look physically healthy may still be at increased chance of being diagnosed with bowel cancer if they have raised insulin levels, according new research.
23 September 2016
Theresa May is being urged to give the go-ahead for flights to resume between the UK and Sharm el-Sheikh by the head of the cross-party parliamentary group on Egypt.
22 September 2016
Budget airline Jet2.com is to open its first base in the south of England at Stansted.
21 September 2016
Smoking rates have dropped to the lowest level on record in England, new figures show, suggesting messages about the health effects of cigarettes are hitting home.
20 September 2016
Concerns have been raised over flight disruptions caused by heavy drinking among passengers.
17 September 2016
British Airways' decision to launch direct flights from London to Tehran earlier this month positions Iran as one of the hottest destinations to visit in 2017, according to experts.
16 September 2016
More than 100 flights have been cancelled as French air traffic controllers go on strike again.
15 September 2016
Two thirds of MPs would support an expansion at Heathrow.
14 September 2016
TripAdvisor is launching a new homepage, making the booking of holiday activities and tours even easier.
13 September 2016
Travellers are to be charged to use fast lanes to get through passport checks in an attempt to cut queues.
09 September 2016
People travelling to regions affected by the Zika virus outbreak should practise safe sex for at least half a year upon their return, health leaders say.
08 September 2016
British Airways is apologising to passengers for delays after an IT glitch hit check-in systems.