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Travel Health News Digest (21 May 2012)

India: Chikungunya Fever

There were about 14 suspected Chikungunya Fever cases reported from Boxipalli village at Ganjam district in Orissa State, India, in last few days.

(Source: ProMED-mail 14 May 2012)

 

Madagascar: Malaria

Madagascar had seen an increased number of Malaria cases in the 1st month of 2012 when compared with the previous year. Since the beginning of this May, a severe outbreak of Malaria had killed 7 people and had left 60 others in need of hospitalisation.

(Source: ProMED-mail 12 May2012)

 

Turkey: Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever

In the Black Sea region of Turkey, 5 people died of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever that can be transmitted by tick bites.

(Source: ProMED-mail 17 May2012)

 

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 Nuclear Concerns

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

 

 

Last revision date: 10 October 2012