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12 July 2012 09:58
Cuba has suffered a Cholera outbreak
Fears that an outbreak of cholera in Cuba could spread further have been heightened after reports claimed a patient in the country's capital of Havana was diagnosed with the infection.
The rare outbreak started in the south-eastern town of Manzanillo, with more than 50 people becoming infected and about a thousand receiving medical attention after locals drank water from contaminated wells.
Authorities say the outbreak is under control but four hospitals have said they are prepared to isolate patients.
The source of the cholera is yet to be identified. However, one theory is that it may have come from Haiti, with hundreds of medical professionals from south-east Cuba having worked there following a devastating earthquake in 2010.
The outbreak highlights the importance of medical cover for travellers. People travelling with a medical condition can get great value cover from World First with its
pre-existing medical travel insurance.
01 December 2016
Pilots at German airline Lufthansa are on strike again after a two-day break in their campaign of walkouts.
02 December 2016
Britons are among the top spenders in Europe when it comes to holidays, new research has found.
30 November 2016
The UK should think about resuming flights to the popular tourism resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, according to a major United Nations agency.
29 November 2016
Plans are in place to develop a new aviation arrangement between the UK and US, to ensure holidaymakers can still fly between the two countries once Britain departs the EU.
26 November 2016
Hundreds of Lufthansa flights have been grounded after pilots working for the airline took part in a strike.
25 November 2016
The US is warning its citizens that Europe is facing a "heightened risk of terror attacks" at Christmas markets and other seasonal holiday events.
24 November 2016
A groundbreaking radiotherapy machine that can track the changing position of tumours in real time will soon be used to treat cancer patients in the UK.
23 November 2016
Top airline bosses are urging the government to scrap air passenger duty ahead of Wednesday's Autumn Statement.
22 November 2016
Winter sun is now the most popular holiday type, according to new research conducted by travel experts.
19 November 2016
A holiday price increase of 10% on trips to Europe could cause tourists to postpone their getaways next year, experts are warning.
18 November 2016
British citizens will no longer be able to travel freely to Europe without paying a "travel tax" or filling in visa forms under plans unveiled by Brussels.
17 November 2016
London mayor Sadiq Khan has signalled his support for a legal challenge to the expansion of Heathrow airport.