Travel Health News

Travel Health News Digest (3 November 2008)

Mainland: Cholera

In the Mainland, an outbreak of Cholera was reported in Hainan Province. As of 30 October 2008, 30 cases of Cholera were reported in a city named 儋州 in the past two weeks.
(Source: Health Department of Hainan Province 30 October 2008)


Mainland: Rabies, human

In the Mainland, there were 6 fatal human cases of Rabies since 25 July 2008 in a rural county named 彌勒 of Yunnan Province.  Officials have culled 11 505 dogs.
(Source: Xinhuanet 25 October 2008 and Pro-MED mail 28 October 2008)


Indonesia: Chikungunya Fever

As of 25 October, 40 residents of the Pajagalan Village of Indonesia have suffered from Chikungunya Fever. The outbreak started in mid September.
(Source: Pro-MED mail 27 October 2008)


Thailand: Avian Influenza, poultry

In Thailand, H5N1 Avian Influenza virus was detected in the chickens in Swankalok District of Sukhothai Province,. Authorities have culled all the chickens in Swankalok District.
(Source: ProMED-mail 1 November 2008)


Vietnam: Dengue Fever

More than 10 000 cases of Dengue Fever have been reported in Hochiminh City of Vietnam this year, of whom 5 died.
(Source: Pro-MED mail 28 October 2008)


Pakistan: Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever

In Pakistan, more than a dozen patients have been admitted for Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever over the past 2 months and 3 of them died. The patients were from Quetta, Chaman, Sanjavi, Loralai, Zhob and Musakhail. Most of them were shepherds.
(Source: Pro-MED mail 27 October 2008)


France: Norovirus Infection

In France, an outbreak of Norovirus Infection was reported in Lourdes. About 90 travellers from European countries made pilgrimages to Lourdes were affected.
(Source: ProMED-mail 31 October 2008)


United Kingdom: Anthrax, human

Health Protection Agency of the United Kingdom has been investigating an isolated case of Anthrax contracted through contact of imported animal hides. The affected patient was still under intensive care.
(Source: ProMED-mail 1 November 2008)


United Kingdom: Measles

In United Kingdom, an outbreak of Measles affecting 22 children was reported in Cheshire. In Lancashire, 97 cases of Measles were reported in this summer.
(Source: ProMED-mail 30 October 2008)


Brazil: Dengue Fever

More than 41 000 cases of Dengue Fever have been confirmed in Ceara of Brazil this year, of whom 16 died.
(Source: Pro-MED mail 28 October 2008)



Last revision date: 10 October 2012