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Travel Health News Digest (26 November 2012)

Uganda: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever [Update]

As of 23 November 2012, the Ministry of Health of Uganda has reported 10 cases of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in Luweero and Kampala. Of which, 5 deaths were resulted.

(Source: World Health Organization 23 November 2012)

 

Uganda: Marburg Haemorrhagic Fever [Update]

An outbreak of Marburg Haemorrhagic Fever continued to affect 4 districts namely Kabale, Ibanda, Mbarara and Kampala in Uganda. As of 23 November 2012, a total of 20 cases including 9 deaths have been reported.

(Source: World Health Organization 23 November 2012)

 

Sudan: Yellow Fever [Update]

In Darfur, Sudan, outbreak of Yellow fever continued. As of 17 November 2012, 26 localities have been affected with a total of 459 suspected cases including 116 deaths. The Federal Ministry of Health in Sudan began a mass vaccination campaign against yellow fever in Darfur in response to the outbreak.

(Source: World Health Organization 22 November 2012)

 

Portugal: Dengue Fever

As of 11 November 2012, the Portuguese Ministry of Health reported 1357 cases of dengue fever infection from Madeira, of which 669 were laboratory confirmed and 688 were probable cases.

(Source: ProMED-mail 21 November 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: 13 December 2012