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If you want to plan a spring break getaway, NOW is the time to book. I have been able to find some great early booking values, most of which are only available because of our agency’s preferred status with a particular resort, or through a tour operator who only works with travel professionals.
An outbreak of Hepatitis E has been reported in the first quarter of 2011 from Marseille in south eastern France, with most cases occurring from the end of February 2011. Of the initial 11 cases, 10 were males. Cases are thought to have been associated with consumption of uncooked pig liver sausages. Hepatitis E is a virus infection which has an incubation period of 2-9 weeks. With diagnosed illness there is a reported mortality rate of 1-4%. Infected pigs (because virus replicates in their liver) are a reservoir for the virus. Following this discovery, health authorities now require that producers label pig liver sausages with a warning advising the sausages must be cooked thoroughly. See the personalised Travel Health Reports and Fact Sheets for further information.
Here at Alfa we understand that it is important to keep our product offering fresh and interesting, so we review our tour programme every year. An example of one of this year’s new product additions is Kew, Chartwell & Penshurst, which takes customers to spectacular gardens, Churchill’s home and Henry VIII’s hunting lodge, featured in the TV series ‘Wolf Hall’. With tours including excursions, quality accommodation and return coach travel to your local pick-up point, Alfa can ensure you have a summer holiday to remember.
On 20 September 2010, Senegal Health Authorities reported a susected case of Yellow Fever in Mbour health district (Thies region). This is about 50km from Dakar. The case was a 27 year old fisherman who was working in Gambia (Tandji). A second suspected case with the same exposure was also reported. This is just another reminder to travellers that West Africa is a high risk region for Yellow Fever. Prevention is by vaccination. See the personalised Travel Health Reports and Fact Sheets for further information.