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Gap year flights abroad continue despite swine flu

School leavers are not letting the spread of swine flu affect their gap year plans

School leavers are not letting the spread of swine flu affect their gap year plans.

School leavers are not letting the spread of swine flu affect their gap year plans.

That is according to one travel expert, who explained that gap year travellers are still keen to take flights abroad and embark on prolonged trips despite worries over the spread of the virus.

Sharron Livingston, editor of thetravelmagazine.net, said that it was not surprising that Brits continue to travel abroad given that swine flu has so far remained mild for the most part.

She said: "Swine flu is highly contagious and although fatalities have been reported, these are very few and far between.

"The British are renowned as being keen travellers. They were the first back to Bali after the bombings and to Malaysia after bird flu."

Official figures have revealed that the number of swine flu cases across all age groups is continuing to fall in Britain.

The government’s most recent update on the spread of swine flu indicated that there were 4,500 new cases last week, down from 5,000 the week before.

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