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Travel Health News Digest (14 February 2011)

Egypt: Black Travel Alert

As the situation in Egypt continues to deteriorate, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has raised the outbound travel alert (OTA) for the country to black. Hong Kong residents are urged to avoid all travel to the country. Those already there should attend to their personal safety and avoid protests and large gatherings of people. For more information, please visit the OTA webpage.

(Source: Security Bureau, Government of Hong Kong SAR 30 January 2011)

 

Cambodia: Avian Influenza, human

Cambodia reported a new human case of Avian Influenza. The victim was a 5-year-old girl from Phnom Penh. She developed symptoms on 29 January, was admitted to a hospital on 3 February and died 12 hours following admission. The case had been in contact with sick poultry during the 7 days before onset of symptoms. Of the 11 cases confirmed to date in Cambodia, 9 have been fatal.

(Source: World Health Organization 9 February 2011)

 

Cambodia: Avian Influenza, poultry

In Cambodia, an outbreak of H5N1 Avian Influenza which killed 48 birds was reported in a village in Kandal Province. A total of 174 birds were culled.

(Source: World Organization for Animal Health 7 February 2011)

 

Egypt: Avian Influenza, human

Egypt announced a new fatal human case of H5N1 Avian Influenza infection. The victim was a 43-year-old man from Monoufia Governorate.

(Source: ProMED-mail 10 February 2011)

 

Japan: Avian Influenza, poultry

In Japan, outbreaks of H5N1 Avian Influenza were reported in poultry farms in Miyazaki and Oita.

(Source: World Organization for Animal Health 9 February 2011)

 

Peru: Malaria

In Peru, 9 cases of Malaria were registered in the city of Quillabamba.

(Source: ProMED-mail 9 February 2011)

 

Peru: Yellow Fever, suspected

In Peru, one suspected case of Yellow Fever was reported in San Martin region.

(Source: ProMED-mail 10 February 2011)

 

Philippines: Black Travel Alert

Following the hostage taking incident in the Philippines which had caused casualties, the Hong Kong SAR Government has raised the Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) for the Philippines to Black. Hong Kong residents are urged to avoid all travel to the Philippines. Those already there should attend to their personal safety and stay alert.

For more information, please visit the OTA webpage.

(Source: Security Bureau, Government of Hong Kong SAR 20 September 2010)

 

 

Last revision date: 10 October 2012