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12 September 2011 13:45
A virus outbreak has killed 81 children in Vietnam
An alert has been issued by Vietnamese authorities following a sudden surge in hand, foot and mouth disease across the country.
The deadly intestinal virus has already killed 81 children and left around 32,000 seriously ill.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has ordered immediate steps to tackle the spread of the virus which is raging hardest in the country's southern regions.
Backpackers planning to head off to the country are better advised to grab a comprehensive
medical travel insurance deal to guard themselves against the contagion.
The World Health Organisation has confirmed the breakout of a severe strain of the disease in the Southeast Asian country.
The symptoms include a rash, mouth sores and blisters covering hands and feet.
03 December 2016
Thousands of Britons could be heading off on snow-sports holidays without appropriate travel insurance cover, it has been warned.
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.