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Travel Health News Digest (13 April 2009)

South America: Dengue Fever

As of 1 April, 5 164 confirmed cases of Dengue Fever and 3 cases of Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever have been recorded in Argentina, of whom 2 died.
In Brazil, as of 31 March, 126 139 suspected cases of Dengue Fever have been recorded, of whom 23 died.
(Source: Taiwan CDC 8 & 9 April 2009)


Saudi Arabia: Dengue Fever

In Makkah of Saudi Arabia, 139 cases of Dengue Fever were reported in the first three months of this year.
(Source: ProMED-mail 13 April 2008)


Vietnam: Dengue Fever

In Vietnam, more than 310 cases of Dengue Fever were treated in a hospital in Can Tho City so far this year. Most patients came from Can Tho City, Hau Giang, Soc Trang, Vinh Long and Dong Thap provinces.
(Source: ProMED-mail 13 April 2008)  


Australia: Dengue Fever

In Australia, Dengue Fever cases in north Queensland climbed up to 935, the worst outbreak in almost 20 years. Most of the cases were reported in Cairns.
(Source: ProMED-mail 13 April 2008)


Burkina Faso: Measles

As of 5 April 2009, more than 19 000 cases of Measles with 150 deaths were reported in Burkina Faso. The number of infections is 10 times more than that reported in any year since 1997.
(Source: ProMED-mail 12 April 2009)


Vietnam: Avian Influenza, human

Viet Nam has reported a new confirmed fatal case of human H5N1 Avian Influenza infection. The case is a 3- year-old boy from Chau Thanh District, Dong Thap Province.  Investigations into the source of infection indicated a history of close contact with sick and dead poultry prior to the onset of symptoms.
Of the 110 cases confirmed to date in Viet Nam, 55 have been fatal.
(Source: ProMED-mail 8 April 2009)



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