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)
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
(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.
(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.
(Source: Security Bureau, Government of Hong Kong SAR 20 September 2010)
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