Travel Health News

Travel Health News Digest (5 January 2009)

Mainland: Typhoid fever

In the Mainland, an outbreak of Typhoid Fever affecting 81 people was reported in Hubei Province.
(Source: ProMED-mail 29 December 2008)


Australia: Dengue Fever

In Australia, an outbreak of Dengue Fever affecting 52 people was reported in north Queensland.
(Source: ProMED-mail 29 December2008)


Malaysia: Chikungunya Fever

In the week of 21 to 27 December 2008, there were 184 new cases of Chikungunya Fever, making a total of 4 167 cases in the whole 2008.
(Source: Xinhuanet 3 January 2009)


Malaysia: Dengue Fever

In the week of 21 to 27 December 2008, there were 1 269 new cases of Dengue Fever, 2 of them died of the disease.
(Source: Xinhuanet 3 January 2009)


Singapore: Dengue Fever

Up to now, Singapore recorded 6 424 cases of Dengue Fever and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever.
(Source: ProMED-mail 29 December 2008)


India: Avian Influenza, poultry

In India, five more outbreaks of Avian Influenza which killed 299 birds were reported in Assam.
(Source: World Organisation for Animal Health 2 January 2009)


Sri Lanka: Undiagnosed disease

In Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka, about 700 people were suffering from an undiagnosed disease with symptoms similar to Dengue Fever or Chikungunya Fever.
(Source: ProMED-mail 29 December 2008)


Russia: Haemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome

In Russia, an outbreak of Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome affecting 16 workers at a fur farm was reported in the Republic of Udmurtia.
(Source: ProMED-mail 2 January 2009)


Democratic Republic of the Congo: Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever [update 1]

As of 31 December 2008, there have been 3 laboratory-confirmed human cases of Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever in Kasai Occidental Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Moreover, there were 36 suspected cases including 12 deaths.
(Source: World Health Organization 2 January 2009)


Argentina: Yellow Fever

Argentina reported a fatal case of suspected Yellow Fever. The victim was a 19-year-old young man from Misiones. It was suspected that the youth had been collecting firewood in the Fachinal and Profundidad areas, where dead monkeys have been discovered. The Governor requested that the people living in the respective areas should receive Yellow Fever vaccination. Tourists who come to Misiones must be vaccinated against Yellow Fever.
(Source: ProMED-mail 31 December 2008)



Last revision date: 10 October 2012