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21 October 2011 09:05
Influenza cases are rising in Australia, figures show
Holidaymakers planning to head off to Australia have been urged to take extra care amid reports of influenza.
At the end of September some 25,000 cases had been confirmed in Australia by health officials - the highest number for 10 years.
The news may see many travellers take out
medical travel insurance before visiting Queensland and New South Wales, the worst affected areas.
Queensland has seen more than 10,000 cases, whereas in New South Wales 5,000 have been reported.
Meanwhile, a top health official spoke out over the influenza spike.
Dr Christine Selvey said: "What we do know is that there's always more influenza than is ever diagnosed, and so it's really related to how much testing will determine how many notifications we get in many ways."
20 May 2017
Holidaymakers travelling via London City Airport will benefit from a digital air traffic control tower from 2019.
19 May 2017
Many Britons are increasing their risk of developing diseases like cancer by drinking too much alcohol, experts have suggested.
18 May 2017
People could increase their chances of developing serious illnesses after spending just two weeks as a 'couch potato', new research suggests.
17 May 2017
Holidaymakers who would like to sample the high life can now do so at one of the major airports of the United States.
16 May 2017
A star of the soap world has called for more attention to be paid to common health problems like Alzheimer's disease.
13 May 2017
Two major Scottish airports have achieved their strongest April passenger totals on record, new figures reveal.
12 May 2017
The carbon emissions of EasyJet flights have been cut to their lowest level on record, the budget airline has reported.
11 May 2017
Holidaymakers faced long queues and delays at Stansted Airport on Tuesday (May 9), due to a fault with the site's security scanners.
10 May 2017
Workers have been encouraged to find out about their full entitlement to holidays, with many thought to be missing out on paid leave.
09 May 2017
Holidaymakers have been urged to stay vigilant against potential scams.
06 May 2017
Researchers in the US are recommending that anyone experiencing the symptoms of so-called 'noisy knees' should have them checked out, as they may be an early sign of osteoarthritis.
05 May 2017
Excessive drinking among baby-boomers could pose health risks further down the line, experts have warned.