Travel Health News

Travel Health News Digest (10 November 2008)

United Kingdom: Mumps

In United Kingdom, a Mumps outbreak affecting 10 university students has been identified in Gloucestershire.
(Source: ProMED-mail 8 November 2008)


USA: Pertussis

In the USA, an outbreak of Pertussis affecting 17 children was reported in South Dakota.
(Source: ProMED-mail 7 November 2008)


Indonesia: Avian Influenza, human

In Indonesia, a suspected fatal human case of Avian Influenza was reported. The victim whose occupation involved in slaughtering chickens suffered from pneumonia before his death.
(Source: ProMED-mail 4 November 2008)


Laos: Avian Influenza, poultry

In Xayaboury Province of Laos , a bird flu outbreak has been confirmed in Donngeun village of Xayaboury District where 8 dead chickens were found. The carcass was tested positive for Avian Influenza. All birds in these villages will be slaughtered to prevent the virus from spreading. The movement, consumption and sale of birds throughout the district has been banned until further notice.
(Source: ProMED-mail 6 November 2008)


India: Dengue Fever

In India, new Dengue Fever cases continued to be reported in West Bengal.
(Source: ProMED-mail 4 November 2008)


Burkina Faso: Yellow fever

In Burkina Faso, 2 confirmed cases of Yellow Fever were reported in the health district of Ouahigouya.  The initial case was a 7-month-old baby boy who recovered from the disease. The second case was a 6-year-old boy who died of the infection. Both cases were not vaccinated against Yellow Fever.
(Source: World Health Organization 3 November 2008)


South America: Dengue Fever

As of 29 October 2008, 250 026 cases of Dengue Fever including 181 deaths were reported in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro State.
In Peru, 4 348 cases of Dengue Fever were reported by the Loreto's Regional Health Office so far this year.
(Source: ProMED-mail 4 November 2008)


Uganda: Plague, human

In Uganda, an outbreak of Plague affecting 9 people including 3 deaths was reported in Arua and Nebbi.
(Source: ProMED-mail 4 November 2008)



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