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10 January 2012 09:50
New Zealand health officials have warned travellers to get immunised against measles
People heading to New Zealand should ensure they are immunised against measles, according to health officials in the country.
The warning to holidaymakers comes after Ministry of Health officials urged Auckland locals to get immunised immediately amid an ongoing measles epidemic.
Although no cases have been reported in the Whanganui health district yet, officials are warning tourists - who may feel the need to take out
medical travel insurance before leaving home.
The risk posed to travellers is the major concern for officials, according to Karen Howard, communicable disease nurse at the Whanganui District Health Board's public centre.
The nurse said that cases of the disease reached their highest number for almost 14 years by December 15 last year, with 568 confirmed. More than three-quarters of those live in Auckland.
"We can't stress enough how important it is for people to make sure they are immunised because there's a real risk that this disease could quickly get out of hand," she said.
23 March 2017
Passengers on certain flights into the UK will no longer be able to carry laptops and tablets like iPads in their hand luggage.
22 March 2017
Mountaineers looking to scale the world's highest peak may need to shell out for a GPS device, according to Nepal's tourism chief.
21 March 2017
The effects of being in skyscrapers, at concerts or even walking on wobbly bridges could help scientists understand the experiences of dementia sufferers, researchers are claiming.
18 March 2017
A young actor has released pictures of a lump on her throat that turned out to be thyroid cancer, with hopes the image will raise awareness and alert others who may be suffering from the disease.
17 March 2017
A "promising treatment" for aggressive blood cancer needs more evidence of its effectiveness before NHS doctors will be able to prescribe, a watchdog is warning.
16 March 2017
Millions of Brits are opting for coach holidays over jet-setting and cruises, new research indicates.
15 March 2017
Thousands of flights to and from America's north east have been cancelled in preparation for a "life-threatening" storm poised to hit the country.
14 March 2017
Seniors who experience weight loss should not put it down to the normal ageing process, experts are warning.
11 March 2017
Gatwick Airport is insisting it is still a "credible and deliverable" expansion option, as the airport experienced its busiest ever February.
08 March 2017
Strikes by French air traffic controllers (ATCs) are leading to delays and cancellations across the UK.
10 March 2017
Waiting times for kidney transplant patients have fallen significantly, health officials have said.
09 March 2017
A Dutch snowboarder has been fatally injured in the second avalanche to hit the French Alps in 24 hours.