Travel Health News

Travel Health News Digest (14 July 2008)

Brazil: Dengue Fever

In Brazil, 31 202 cases of Dengue Fever and 113 cases of Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever including 9 deaths were reported in Bahia so far this year.
(Source: ProMED-mail 7 July 2008)


Venezuela: Dengue Fever

In Venezuela, 27 049 cases of Dengue Fever including 1 826 cases of Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever were reported in country so far this year. Zulia State was seriously hit by the disease with 5 761 cases. Other seriously affected states included Merida with 1 895 cases, Lara with 1 591 cases and Monagas with 1 537 cases.
(Source: ProMED-mail 7 July 2008)


Indonesia: Dengue Fever

In Indonesia, 7 026 cases of Dengue Fever were reported in East Jakarta so far this year.
(Source: ProMED-mail 7 July 2008)


Egypt: Avian Influenza, poultry

In Egypt, outbreaks of Avian Influenza among domestic fowls continued to affect the country. The latest outbreaks were reported in Luxor and Al Jizah.
(Source: World Organisation for Animal Health 7 July 2008)


Vietnam: Avian Influenza, poultry

In Vietnam, an outbreak of Avian Influenza which killed around 1 000 ducks was reported in Tra Vinh Province.
(Source: ProMED-mail 10 July 2008)


Brazil: Yellow Fever

Brazil reported the first fatal case of Yellow Fever in the state of Para this year. The victim is a 21-year-old farmer lived in a rural area in Parauapebas.
(Source: ProMED-mail 8 July 2008)


Turkey: Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever

Turkey reported 3 more fatal cases of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever, bringing the total number of deaths to 37 in the past two months. . The victims came from the provinces of Bursa, Canakkale, and Samsun respectively. They all had history of tick bites.
(Source: ProMED-mail 9 July 2008)


Uganda: Dutch traveller contracted Marburg Haemorrhagic Fever

A Dutch woman was diagnosed Marburg Haemorrhagic Fever after returning home from her trip in Uganda. The woman travelled to Uganda from 5 to 28 June and she had direct contact with a bat while visiting a cave in Maramagambo Forest on 19 June. It is thought that the bats in the cave carry the viruses which cause Marburg Haemorrhagic Fever. She returned to the Netherlands on 28 June and developed symptoms on 2 July. She was admitted to hospital on 5 July and died on 11 July.
(Source: World Health Organization 10 July 2008 and ProMED-mail 11 July 2008)


USA: Measles

In the USA, an outbreak of Measles was reported in the country with 15 states affected so far. Most of the victims were not vaccinated against the virus.
(Source: ProMED-mail 11 July 2008)


Australia: Measles

In Australia, a total of 58 cases of Measles were reported in the first half of this year. This represented an 8-fold increase as compared with the same period last year. Several outbreaks were reported in New South Wales and Queensland.
(Source: ProMED-mail 10 July 2008)



Last revision date: 10 October 2012