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Travel Health News Digest (23 May 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)

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Measles

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, more than 16 000 suspected cases of Measles with 107 deaths have been reported in the country.

(Source: ProMED-mail 15 May 2011)

 

Indonesia: Japanese Encephalitis

One German woman was diagnosed to have contracted Japanese Encephalitis after returning home from a 2-week trip in Bali, Indonesia.

(Source: ProMED-mail 19 May 2011)

 

Thailand: Dengue Fever

As of 10 May, Thailand has reported 9 418 cases of Dengue Fever this year, of whom 7 died.

(Source: ProMED-mail 16 May 2011)

 

Malaysia: Dengue Fever

As of 14 May, the Ministry of Health of Malaysia has reported 7 724 cases of Dengue Fever this year, of whom 12 died.

(Source: Ministry of Health, Malaysia 19 May 2011)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever

As of 14 May, the Ministry of Health of Singapore has reported 1 384 cases of Dengue Fever this year.

(Source: Ministry of Health, Singapore 16 May 2011)

 

Syria: Black Travel Alert

As widespread violent clashes occurred in many cities across Syria, including Daraa, Latakia, Damascus, Baniyas, Aleppo, Homs and Hama, resulting in serious casualties, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has raised the Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) for Syria to Black. 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 26 April 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