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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.
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