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Travel Health News Digest (13 October 2008)

Southeast Asia: Dengue Fever

In Singapore, more than 4 600 cases of Dengue Fever were reported in the country so far this year.
As of 1 October this year, 66 976 cases of Dengue Fever with 77 deaths were reported in Thailand.
(Source: ProMED-mail 7 October 2008)


Indonesia: Chikungunya Fever

An official of Riau Islands Province, Indonesia has reported 17 cases of Chikungunya Fever in 2 villages, namely Pangke Village and Sidorejo Village.
(Source: Pro-MED mail 10 October 2008)


Vietnam: Avian Influenza, poultry

In Vietnam, an outbreak of H5N1 Avian Influenza killing 300 ducks raised by a household was reported in Nghe Province. Authorities have culled all the poultry in that area in order to contain the outbreak.
(Source: ProMED-mail 7 October 2008)


Germany: Avian Influenza, poultry

A duck at a farm in eastern Germany had tested positive for H5N1 Avian Influenza. The authorities planned to cull more than 1 000 birds of the farm, mainly turkeys and geese.
(Source: Pro-MED mail 10 and 11 October 2008)


Nepal: Cholera

The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health reported a confirmed imported case of Cholera. A six-year-old Nepalese boy travelled from Nepal to Hong Kong on 3 October and developed symptoms of Cholera on 5 October. He was then admitted to hospital for treatment and was now in stable condition.
(Source: Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, HKSAR 13 October 2008)


Pakistan: Cholera

In Pakistan, at least 600 suspected cases of Cholera were reported in North-West Frontier Province.
(Source: ProMED-mail 7 October 2008)


Pakistan: Dengue Fever

In Pakistan, an outbreak of Dengue Fever was reported in Punjab. Up to now, 11 confirmed cases were reported.
(Source: ProMED-mail 7 October 2008)


Afghanistan: Cholera

In Afghanistan, an outbreak of Cholera affecting over 1 100 people with at least 17 deaths was reported in the northern, easthern and southeastern regions of the country. The affected provinces included Laghman, Nooristan, Nangarhar, Samangan, Faryab and Nimruz.
(Source: ProMED-mail 7 October 2008)


Iraq: Cholera [update 2]

As of 5 October 2008, 418 cases of Cholera including 6 deaths were reported in Iraq, mostly in Babil, Baghdad, Qadissiyah and Kerbala.
(Source: ProMED-mail 7 October 2008)


Africa: Cholera

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, an outbreak of Cholera affecting at least 300 people including 37 deaths was reported in North Kivu.
In Nigeria, an outbreak of Cholera which killed 9 people was reported in Kaduna State. While in Sokoto State, the disease had killed 21 people.
In Senegal, an outbreak of Cholera affecting 481 people was reported in Kaolack.
(Source: ProMED-mail 7 October 2008)


Yellow Fever: Central African Republic

Central African Republic reported a Yellow Fever case in Boda sub-prefecture in the southwest of the country. The victim was a 32-year-old male.
(Source: Pro-MED mail 10 October 2008)  


South Africa: Undiagnosed death

South African health officials were investigating the deaths of 4 people. The first victim was a Zambian who had been sick for 3 weeks before flying from Zambia to South Africa for seeking medical treatment. She died two days after arriving South Africa. The second victim was a paramedic who flied with the first victim to South Africa.  The third and fourth victims were the staff of the clinic who had contacted the first victim during her stay in the clinic. Crimean-Congo Red Haemorrhagic Fever or other Viral Haemorrhagic Fever is the likely diagnosis but the exact cause is still under investigation.
(Source: ProMED-mail 7 October 2008)


New Caledonia: Dengue Fever

Up to now, more than 1 000 cases of Dengue Fever were reported in New Caledonia.
(Source: ProMED-mail 7 October 2008)



Last revision date: 10 October 2012