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Travel Health News Digest (18 December 2005)
In Romania, more than 4 000 children had been infected with Measles, including 10 deaths. The Black Sea port of Constanta was the hard hit. More than 1 000 children in the city had contracted Measles and more than half of them were younger than one year old.
As of 14 December, Haemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome had been confirmed in 50 inhabitants of the West Region of Kazakhstan since an outbreak in August. Local authority had implemented rodent control measures.
As of November this year, more than 35 400 cases of Dengue Fever had been reported in Costa Rica. Among the cases, 51 of them were cases of Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever and two was fatal.
Sri Lanka had reported an increase of Dengue Fever cases to 67, due to torrential rains and floods. The highest number of Dengue cases was reported from Colombo, followed by Matara, Badulla, Kurunegala and Puttalam.
So far this year, Dengue Fever had infected some 62 000 people and claimed 762 victims in Indonesia. Local health ministry's director general warned that dengue fever could rise considerably in the coming few months.
The Ministry of Health of the Mainland had confirmed the 6th case of human infection with the H5N1 Avian Influenza virus. The case was a 35-year-old man from the south-eastern province of Jiangxi. He developed symptoms of fever on 4 December followed by pneumonia. He remained hospitalised and was receiving intensive care. H5 virus subtype was found present in ducks in the vicinity of the patient’s residence.
Health authority in Indonesia had confirmed the 14th case of human infection with the H5N1 Avian Influenza. The case was a 35-year-old man from West Jakarta. He developed symptoms on 6 November, was hospitalised on 9 November, and died on 19 November. This was the 9th fatal case in the country.
Last revision date: 03 December 2012