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Travel Health News Digest (14 January 2008)

Southeast Asia: Dengue Fever

In Cavite Province of the Philippines, 53 cases of Dengue Fever including 5 deaths have been reported since August last year.
In Cambodia, about 40 000 cases of Dengue Fever including 407 deaths were reported in the country last year. Densely populated Kampong Cham Province was seriously hit by the disease.
(Source: ProMED-mail 13 January 2008)

 

Indonesia: Avian Influenza, human

In Indonesia, the Ministry of Health announced a confirmed human case of H5N1 Avian Influenza infection affecting a 16-year-old female from West Java Province. She developed symptoms on 30 December 2007 and was hospitalized on 4 January 2008. Investigations revealed that dead chickens were found in the case’s neighborhood in the two weeks preceding her onset of symptoms.
(Source: World Health Organization 11 January 2008)

 

Indonesia: Avian Influenza, human

Indonesia reported a suspected case of Avian Influenza. A 12-year-old boy was hospitalized for developing bird flu symptoms after contacting a dead chicken.
(Source: ProMED-mail 9 January 2008)

 

Laos: Cholera

In Laos, a total of 254 cases of Cholera with 3 deaths were reported in Xekong Province.
(Source: ProMED-mail 8 January 2008)

 

United Kingdom: Avian Influenza, bird

Health officials of the United Kingdom confirmed highly pathogenic H5N1 Avian Influenza among 3 dead swans in the Chesil Beach area in Dorset. No disease has been found in domestic birds.
(Source: ProMED-mail & Health Protection Agency, UK 10 January 2008)

 

South America: Dengue Fever

In Bolivia, at least 50 confirmed cases and about 500 suspected cases of Dengue Fever were reported in the central region after recent heavy rains and river floods. Most of the cases were reported in the department of Cochabamba.
In Brazil, 72 new cases of Dengue Fever including 3 cases of Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever were reported in Ceara State in the first week of January this year. In Rio de Janeiro, 82 cases of Dengue Fever were reported in the first few days of this year. In Para State, 8 fatal cases of Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever have been reported since November last year.
In Venezuela, 3 518 cases of Dengue Fever including 156 cases of Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever were reported in the country last year.
(Source: ProMED-mail 13 January 2008)

 

Brazil: Yellow Fever

In Brazil, two fatal cases of Yellow Fever were reported in Brasilia, the capital. The authorities issued an international alert advising all tourists to get vaccinated of the disease.
(Source: ProMED-mail 9 January 2008)

 

Angola: Cholera

A total of 18 390 Cholera cases were recorded in Angola, where the provinces of Luanda (6 806 cases) and Benguela (4 173 cases) reported the highest number of cases.
(Source: ProMED-mail 8 January 2008)

 

Madagascar: Plague

In Madagascar, at least 18 people died of bubonic Plague in the past 10 days.
(Source: ProMED-mail 11 January 2008)

 

Mozambique: Cholera

In Mozambique, an outbreak of Cholera has occurred since last October with a total of 1 396 cases including 12 deaths as of 10 January 2008. Most of the cases were in Maputo city and Maputo Province; other affected areas included Cabo Delgado and Sofala Province.
(Source: ProMED-mail 11 January, 2008)

 

Nigeria: Cholera

In Nigeria, another person died in the recent Cholera outbreak in Gbajimba village, Benue. This brings the total number of death to 41.
(Source: ProMED-mail 11 January 2008)

 

Zimbabwe: Cholera

In Zimbabwe's capital Harare, the total number of deaths due to Cholera has been rising to 9.
(Source: ProMED-mail 8 January 2008)

 

 

Last revision date: 10 October 2012