Travel Health News Digest (18 December 2005)

Romania: Measles

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.

(Source: ProMED-mail 12 December 2005)


Kazakhstan: Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome

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.

(Source: ProMED-mail 15 December 2005)


Costa Rica: Dengue Fever

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.

(Source: ProMED-mail 11 December 2005)


Sri Lanka: Dengue Fever

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.

(Source: ProMED-mail 11 December 2005)


Indonesia: Dengue Fever

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.

(Source: ProMED-mail 11 December 2005)


Mainland: Avian Influenza, human [update-4]

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.

(Source: World Health Organization 16 December 2005)


Indonesia: Avian Influenza, human [update]

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.

(Source: World Health Organization 14 December 2005 and ProMED-mail 13 & 14 December 2005)




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