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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.
17 January 2017
Stansted Airport has made a bid to become Britain's next hub for long-haul travel, as passengers are promised seamless connection facilities and baggage transfer.
13 January 2017
Long-term goals such as travelling more and visiting new places have come above healthy eating and changing jobs in a list of the top New Year's resolutions.
14 January 2017
Some of the biggest airports in the UK have been forced to cancel flights as snow and blizzard conditions sweep parts of the country.
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24 December 2016
Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended amid continuing industrial unrest ahead of the weekend break.
11 January 2017
A connection between diabetes and inflection in children could be a major breakthrough in developing a cure for type 1 diabetes, according to new research.
10 January 2017
A new trial aimed at tackling widespread loneliness among older people is successfully reducing isolation using community-based tactics, a report shows.
07 January 2017
People may be able to enjoy better brain health in later life by following a Mediterranean diet, research has suggested.
06 January 2017
Many Britons plan to cut down on the costs of their holidays in 2017, as part of their financial resolutions for the New Year.
05 January 2017
Holidaymakers have been encouraged to make the most of the fact 2017 boasts a pair of bank holiday weekends just two weeks apart.
04 January 2017
Holidaymakers are increasingly turning their attentions to trips which are all-inclusive, new research has suggested.
31 December 2016
Budget airline Norwegian has said it will launch ultra-low cost flights for as little at £56 to New York as it ramps up the pressure on its rivals.