Summer holidays: locations affected by swine flu

5th August 2009, Comments 0 comments

USA, Thailand, Spain (including the Canary and the Balearic Islands), Great Britain…

Swine flu is spreading all over the world and showing no signs of stopping. It has now turned into a gamble to fly to many of the countries that usually make popular holiday destinations. Phase six of the pandemic alert was announced on the 11 June by the World Health Organisation (WHO), meaning that the risk of being infected is still high around the world but the virus has become no more dangerous for the health.

The Federal Office of Public Health (OFSP) in France have warned that the regions with the highest risk of infection are: the whole American continent (North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean), Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, the Philippines, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Israel, Great Britain, Spain, Cyprus, Malta, and Palestinian territories.

It is important to note some of the European countries on this list, especially Great Britain and Spain, which are popular holiday destinations for Belgian tourists.
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