Travel Health Service Year 2008

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Travel Health News Digest (9 June 2008)

Turkey: Diarrhoea

In Turkey, more than 4 000 people were admitted to hospitals with complaints of diarrhoea, vomiting, and stomach pains last week. According to test results, various viruses and bacteria caused the outbreak. Water contamination occurred during ongoing replacement of water and sewer pipes and in Aksaray and Sereflikochisar.
(Source: ProMED-mail 2 June 2008)


Kenya: Cholera

In Kenya, a Cholera outbreak has killed 3 people in Nyanza Province.
(Source: ProMED-mail 2 June 2008)


Zambia: Cholera

The Zambia health authority has recorded 98 Cholera cases in Mpulungu District, Northern Province with no report of deaths.
(Source: ProMED-mail 2 June 2008)


Guinea Bissau: Cholera

In southeastern Guinea Bissau, an outbreak of Cholera in a remote fishing village has killed 2 people and infected 53.
(Source: ProMED-mail 2 June 2008)


Guinea: Cholera

In Guinea, about 40 cases of Cholera have been reported in the capital Conakry.
(Source: ProMED-mail 2 June 2008)


Sudan: Cholera

In Sudan, 50 suspected cases and 3 confirmed cases of Cholera were reported in Eastern Equatoria.
(Source: ProMED-mail 2 June 2008)


Democratic Republic of Congo: Cholera

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, 159 cases of Cholera were recorded between 5 and 11 May 2008. In Pinga, 12 deaths were reported over just one week in late April this year.
(Source: ProMED-mail 2 June 2008)


Uganda: Cholera

In Uganda, Cholera has killed 4 people and infected 43 in Kibaale district.
(Source: ProMED-mail 2 June 2008)


Indonesia: Dengue Fever

In Indonesia, at least 5 people have died and 58 are being treated at Hospital for Dengue Fever in Sikka regency. In Cakung, East Jakarta one more fatal case involving a 7 year-old child was reported, bring the total number of cases in the area to 4 762 with 2 deaths.
(Source: ProMED-mail 3 June 2008)


Brazil: Dengue Fever

In Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is suffering from the most lethal Dengue Fever epidemic in the history. So far, 162 701 cases and 123 deaths were reported.
(Source: ProMED-mail 3 June 2008)


Yemen: Dengue Fever

In Yemen, more than 1 000 cases of Dengue Fever were reported in Shabwa province, more than half of the cases were reported during the last 2 days.
(Source: ProMED-mail 3 June 2008)


Guyana: Dengue Fever

In Guyana, Ministry of Health has confirmed 12 cases of Dengue Fever in Lethem, near the Guyana-Brazil border.
(Source: ProMED-mail 3 June 2008)


Brazil: Yellow Fever

In Brazil, 2 deaths due to Yellow Fever were reported in the state of Sao Paulo.
(Source: ProMED-mail 8 June 2008)


Peru: Yellow Fever

As of 18 May 2008, 17 cases of Yellow Fever infection including 3 confirmed cases were reported in Peru.
(Source: ProMED-mail 8 June 2008)


Democratic Republic of the Congo: Yellow Fever

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yellow Fever infection is sweeping through thousands of Congolese miners expelled from Angola. At least 10 people have died.
(Source: ProMED-mail 7 June 2008)


United Kingdom: Avian Influenza, poultry

United Kingdom confirmed an outbreak of H7 Avian Influenza infection in chickens on premises near Banbury in Oxfordshire. All birds on the premises will be slaughtered as a precautionary measure.
(Source: ProMED-mail 3 June 2008)


Hong Kong SAR: Avian Influenza, poultry

In Hong Kong, H5N1 Avian Influenza virus was found in 5 collected chicken dropping samples from 3 stalls. Authority has started culling the remaining 2 700 chickens found in the areas. No human avian flu cases have been reported so far.
(Source: Information Services Department, Hong Kong SAR 7 June 2008)


Democratic Republic of the Congo: Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, a fatal case of suspected Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever was reported in Equateur province. The family of the deceased and all her known contacts will be kept under observation.
(Source: ProMED-mail 4 June 2008)


Sri Lanka: Leptospirosis

An outbreak of Leptospirosis affecting 10 000 people with nearly 500 deaths was reported in Sri Lanka. Matara district was seriously hit by the disease.
(Source: ProMED-mail 5 June 2008)