Authorities in Curacao say 318 people aboard a Church of Scientology ship docked in the Dutch Caribbean island will remain quarantined at least until Wednesday while they determine how many might be infected with measles.
Vaccine refusal is a “growing public health timebomb”, the head of the NHS has warned.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said he “wouldn’t rule out anything” when asked whether unvaccinated children should be banned from schools.
New university students should ensure they have been vaccinated against measles following outbreaks of the highly infectious illness, health officials have said.
Outbreaks of measles have been confirmed across England, health officials have said.
The number of people diagnosed with either measles, mumps or rubella almost quadrupled in a year.