Where am I? > Skip Navigation LinksHome > Travel Insurance Quotes > Medical Travel Insurance > Flu outbreak hits southern China

Flu outbreak hits southern China

29 March 2012 09:51

Flu really takes its toll on people already suffering other health problems

Flu really takes its toll on people already suffering other health problems

A widespread outbreak of flu is sweeping across Guangdong province in China, according to officials.

Authorities monitoring the situation have recorded 12 separate instances of influenza outbreaks since early 2012, and have warned the population that young children are particularly at risk from the virus.

Experts at the Guangdong Provincial Centre for Disease Control have predicted a continuing spread of the disease, likely to peak in the middle of this year.

Flu really takes its toll on people already suffering other health problems. Those travelling to China with other conditions are therefore advised to arrange pre-existing medical travel insurance before departing.

He Jianfeng, of the Centre for Disease Control, said: "More than 80% of cases are type B; only a few are [the more dangerous] type A.

Speaking to Yangcheng Evening News, he said that "the cities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Dongguan and Zhanjiang have been hardest hit."

Share this on Facebook Tweet this Share this on LinkedIn Email this

Latest news

Comment with Facebook

Rothwell & Towler, Tourism House, Woodwater Park
Pynes Hill, Exeter EX2 5WS

World First is a trading name of Rothwell & Towler (2013) Ltd and is an appointed representative of Crispin Speers & Partners Ltd who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FCA register number 311507. Travel insurance premiums and availability of cover may vary depending on individual circumstances. If you are a consumer insured (i.e. a person buying insurance wholly or mainly for personal purposes unrelated to your employment), you have a duty to take reasonable care to answer questions fully and accurately, and that any information you volunteer is not misleading. This duty exists before the cover is placed, when renewed, or altered at any time throughout the duration of the policy. If you do not do so, your Insurer may be able to void your policy from inception. Rothwell & Towler (2013) Ltd, Registered in England No. 08294942. Registered Office: St Clare House, 30-33 Minories, London EC3N 1PE.

© World First Travel Insurance 2015 | Terms of business | Terms and conditions | Site map