Travel Health News

Travel Health News Digest (22 September 2008)

Philippines: Cholera

In the Philippines, Pangasinan Province records show that Cholera victims have increased to 57, including one death in Bayambang town.
(Source: ProMED-mail 15 September 2008)


New Zealand: Avian Influenza, poultry

A surveillance programme on Avian Influenza found H5N1 virus in 2 samples taken from Mallard ducks in New Zealand. The samples were taken from healthy birds and there have been no reported bird deaths or disease.
(Source: ProMED-mail 18 September 2008)


Pakistan: Poliomyelitis

Pakistan reported 11 cases of Poliomyelitis in the past few days. There were a total of 1 210 cases of Poliomyelitis reported from 14 countries worldwide since 1 January 2008. The 4 endemic countries (India, Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan) account for 1 135 (93.8%) of the cases reported this year. The remaining 75 cases were reported in 10 other countries, which were imported from Nigeria and India respective.
(Source: ProMED-mail 19 September 2008)


Pakistan: Terrorist Attack

A major explosion had occurred in a hotel at Islamabad of Pakistan on 20 September, killing over 50 and injuring more than 250.
(Source: Shoreland 23 September 2008)


Iraq: Cholera

Cholera has spread through Iraq's southern provinces, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 68, including 5 deaths.
(Source: ProMED-mail 15 September 2008)


Kyrgyzstan: Anthrax, human

In Kyrgyzstan, an outbreak of Anthrax affecting 11 people was reported in Batken oblast. A total of 5 out of 11 cases were confirmed cases
(Source: ProMED-mail 16 September 2008)


Russia: Rabies, human

In Russia, 2 fatal human cases of Rabies were reported in Voronezhska Oblast. 
(Source: ProMED-mail 17 September 2008)


Nigeria: Cholera

In Nigeria, no fewer than 5 people were feared dead as a result of an outbreak of Cholera in Kano State.
(Source: ProMED-mail 15 September 2008)


Tanzania: Cholera

Four people have died of Cholera, and dozens were admitted to health centers in the northern Tanzanian region of Mara.
(Source: ProMED-mail 15 September 2008)


Togo: Avian Influenza, bird

In Togo, an outbreak of H5N1 Avian Influenza among birds was reported in Agbata.
(Source: ProMED-mail 17 September 2008)



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