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WTTC quells travel concerns over Zika virus

WTTC quells travel concerns over Zika virus

The World Travel & Tourism Council has sought to reassure travellers no movement restrictions are currently in place following the spread of the Zika virus. The announcement follows a decision by the World Health Organisation to brand the outbreak as a public health emergency of international concern. → Read More

Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 - update 105

Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 - update 105

Press Release | 22nd Jun 2010 in Tourism News

As of 13 June, worldwide more than 214 countries and overseas territories or communities have reported laboratory confirmed cases of pandemic influenza H1N1 2009, including over 18172 deaths. WHO is actively monitoring the progress of the pandemic through frequent consultations with the WHO Regional Offices and Member States and through monitoring of multiple sources of information. → Read More

World Health Organisation under swine flu spotlight

31st Mar 2010 in Tourism News

Experts from around the globe are to investigate whether the World Health Organisation caused undue panic when responding to the 2009 swine flu outbreak. The UN body declared the spread of the A (H1N1) virus a “pandemic” in June 2009, despite advice from numerous governments not to do so. → Read More

Cuba becomes the latest victim of Swine Flu

Press Release | 12th May 2009 in Tourism News

The latest figures from the World Health Organisation show that 30 countries have now officially reported 5251 cases of A(H1N1) infection commonly referred to as Swine Flu. The most recent of these countries to add to the list is Cuba, with just one out of the suspected 84 cases returning positive for the virus. → Read More

WHO raise warning to level 5

Press Release | 30th Apr 2009 in Tourism News

The World Health Organisation has raised its warning level for swine flu from 4 to 5. The decision has come after news that the flu has so far been detected in nine countries. → Read More

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