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Travel Health News Digest (28 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)

 

Indonesia: Avian Influenza, human

Indonesia reported one new human case of Avian Influenza. The victim was a 2-year-old girl from West Java Province. She had fully recovered but her mother died of the disease one day before she fell ill. Of the 175 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 144 had been fatal.

(Source: World Health Organization 25 March 2011)

 

Pakistan: Poliomyelitis

Pakistan confirmed 2 more cases of Poliomyelitis detected in Sindh province, taking the total number of Poliomyelitis victims in the entire country so far to 20. The two victims were a 17-year-old youngster in Tando Muhammad Khan and a one-year-old girl in District Badinh respectively.

(Source: ProMED-mail 23 March 2011)

 

Republic of Congo: Poliomyelitis

In Republic of Congo, a provisional total of 554 acute flaccid paralysis cases were identified nationally, with paralysis onset from 20 September 2010 to 27 February 2011. As of 8 March 2011, the total number of confirmed Poliomyelitis cases was 387.

(Source: ProMED-mail 23 March 2011)

 

Thailand: Dengue Fever

As of 12 March, the Ministry of Health of Thailand has reported 4 609 cases of Dengue Fever this year, of whom 4 died.

(Source: Ministry of Health, Thailand 18 March 2011)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever

As of 19 March, the Ministry of Health of Singapore has reported 746 cases of Dengue Fever and 3 cases of Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever this year.

(Source: Ministry of Health, Singapore 21 March 2011)

 

Malaysia: Dengue Fever

As of 12 March, the Ministry of Health of Malaysia has reported 4 507 cases of Dengue Fever this year, of whom 8 died.

(Source: Ministry of Health, Malaysia 17 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 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