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03 October 2011 09:54
Britons are being urged to get flu jabs as the annual illness season begins
Britons jetting off to South Dakota may want to take out medical travel insurance, with the US state announcing its first confirmed case of flu this season.
A Clay County resident aged between 40 and 49 was reported to have the viral infection but did not require hospital treatment.
Health officials said the flu season appears to have arrived earlier than usual this time.
Last year the first influenza infection was reported in late October and there were altogether 830 cases across the state during 2010-11.
Getting a flu jab may be a good idea as Britain gears up for the start of the annual illness season.
NHS London is starting its campaign to create awareness about the importance of vaccination, and provide information on how and where to get the jabs.
A live question and answer session will be hosted on the micro-blogging site Twitter by the trust's Pandemic and Seasonal Flu Lead, Chloe Sellwood, on October 6.
18 January 2017
Researchers at Cambridge University may have made a breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, according to preliminary findings.
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.