Travel Health News Digest (24 December 2012)
India: Japanese Encephalitis
In eastern Uttar Pradesh, Inida
, a total of 588 deaths due to Japanese Encephalitis
infection have been recorded this year.
(Source: ProMED-mail 22 December 2012)
Sudan: Yellow Fever [Update]
According to the Ministry of Health of Central Darfur in Sudan
, 8 new cases of yellow fever
were detected while the second stage of the yellow fever vaccination campaign was underway in the district.
(Source: ProMED-mail 20 December 2012)
Gabon: Chikungunya Fever
an outbreak of Chikungunya Fever
with 150 suspected cases was reported in the eastern outskirts of Libreville.
(Source: ProMED-mail 19 December 2012)
In Balochistan, Pakistan
,10 new cases of poliomyelitis
have been reported. Of them, 9 cases have been reported from the districts of Kila Abdullah Khan and one from Pishin.
(Source: ProMED-mail 18 December 2012)
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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