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Travel Health News Digest (30 January 2012)

Angola: African Trypanosomiasis

In Angola, at least 47 new cases of African Trypanosomiasis were reported in northern Kwanza Norte Province last year.

(Source: ProMED-mail 25 January 2012)

 

Angola: Malaria

In Angola, at least 2.9 million cases of Malaria were registered in the whole country last year.

(Source: ProMED-mail 25 January 2012)

 

Zimbabwe: Typhoid

In Zimbabwe, an outbreak of Typhoid Fever affecting 600 people with 90 of them hospitalized was reported in the capital Harare.

(Source: ProMED-mail 25 January 2012)

 

Nigeria: Lassa Fever

In Rivers state of Nigeria, two residents died of Lassa Fever. They travelled to their homes in Ebonyi state and Edo state during Christmas holiday and started to develop symptoms there.

(Source: ProMED-mail 29 January 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 website.

 

 

Last revision date: 10 October 2012