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12 September 2011 13:46
The UN has warned of a possible re-emergence of the deadly bird flu virus
The deadly bird flu virus could re-emerge, the United Nations has warned.
The agency has urged greater surveillance against a potential pandemic after a mutant variant of the virus appeared in Vietnam and China.
Fears have already been raised that the new strain could resist the existing drugs and therefore its risk to humans cannot be predicted.
Britons planning to head off to these countries are advised to take out comprehensive
medical travel insurance cover to guard against any eventuality.
A six-year-old girl had died from bird flu in Cambodia last week, the UN said.
A total of 331 human deaths from 565 confirmed bird flu cases have been reported from across the globe since 2003.
24 May 2017
Lonely Planet has revealed its top European destinations to visit in 2017, with Zagreb in Croatia taking the top spot.
23 May 2017
Britons made a total of 4.6 million trips abroad during March, official data reveals, marking a 5% jump on the same month last year.
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.