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Travel Health News Digest (21 March 2011)

WHO FAQs: Japan Concerns

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization webpage.

 

Japan (Fukushima Prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture, Ibaraki Prefecture and Iwate Prefecture): Black Travel Alert

Following an incident occurred at a nuclear plant in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan on 12 March 2011, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has raised the Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) for Fukushima Prefecture and 3 more prefectures (Miyagi Prefecture, Ibaraki Prefecture and Iwate Prefecture) to Black on 12 March and 15 March respectively. Residents in Hong Kong or Japan are urged to avoid all travel to Fukushima Prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture, Ibaraki Prefecture and Iwate Prefecture. Those already in Japan should pay attention to the announcement of local government and take practicable measures to attend to their personal safety.

For more information, please visit the OTA webpage.

(Source: Security Bureau, Government of Hong Kong SAR 12 and 15 March 2011)

 

Bahrain: Black Travel Alert

As the situation in Bahrain 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 16 February 2011)

 

Bangladesh: Avian Influenza, human

In Bangladesh, 2 human cases of H5N1 Avian Influenza were reported in Dhaka. The first victim was a 13-month-old girl and the second victim was a 31-month-old boy.

(Source: ProMED-mail 15 and 17 March 2011)

 

Egypt: Avian Influenza, human

Egypt announced a new case of human H5N1 Avian Influenza infection. The case was a 38-year-old female from Ismailia Governorate. She was under treatment in a hospital and was in stable condition. Of the 130 cases confirmed to date in Egypt, 44 were fatal.

(Source: World Health Organisation 15 March 2011)

 

Indonesia: Avian Influenza, human

Indonesia announced one new human case of Avian Influenza. The victim was a 31-year-old woman from West Java Province. She died in the hospital.

(Source: ProMED-mail 13 March 2011)

 

Japan: Avian Influenza, poultry

In Japan, an outbreak of H5N1 Avian Influenza which killed 4 chickens was reported in a farm in Chiba city. The remaining 35 000 chickens were culled.

(Source: ProMED-mail 16 March 2011)

 

Australia: Dengue Fever

In north Queensland of Australia, 53 cases of Dengue Fever were reported in Innisfail.

(Source: ProMED-mail 13 March 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)

 

Philippines: Black Travel Alert

Following the hostage taking incident in the Philippines which had caused casualties, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 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