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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

In Gabon, an outbreak of Chikungunya Fever with 150 suspected cases was reported in the eastern outskirts of Libreville.

(Source: ProMED-mail 19 December 2012)

 

Pakistan: Poliomyelitis

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.

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: 27 December 2012