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Travel Health News Digest (28 November 2011)

Estonia: Hepatitis A

Other 11 Hepatitis A cases were recorded in Estonia from 14 to 20 November 2011. Eight were found in Viljandi county and the rest in Harju and Parnu counties.

(Source: Promed Mail 24 November 2011)

 

Bangladesh: Chikungunya Fever

Forty-six people were confirmed to be infected with Chikungunya Fever in Bangladesh this year, in which 31 get infected at Dohar, 12 at Chapai Nawabganj and 3 in Dhaka city.

(Source: Promed Mail 24 November 2011)

 

Ghana: Rabies

Rabies had killed 2 teenagers in the Jomoro District of Western Ghana.

(Source: Promed Mail 20 November 2011)

 

Nigeria: Poliomyelitis

Forty-three cases of Poliomyelitis were reported in Nigeria in year 2011, a 4-fold increase compared to 11 in year 2010.

(Source: Promed Mail 22 November 2011)

 

United State: Influenza A (H3N2)

United States has reported three cases of human infection with swine origin Influenza A (H3N2). These cases were all from Iowa State.

(Source: World Health Organization 24 November 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)

 

WHO FAQs: Japan Concerns

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

 

 

Last revision date: 10 October 2012