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Travel Health News Digest (22 December 2008)

Mainland: Avian Influenza, poultry

In the Mainland, outbreaks of Avian Influenza among poultry were reported in two farms in Jiangsu Province. About 380 000 birds were culled.
(Source: World Organisation for Animal Health 19 December 2008)


Indonesia: Avian Influenza, human

In Indonesia, a suspected human death due to Avian Influenza infection was reported in Tangerang District of Banten Province.
(Source: ProMED-mail 17 December 2008)


Bangladesh: Avian Influenza, poultry

In Bangladesh, outbreaks of Avian Influenza among poultry were reported in farms in Rajshahi and Dhaka.
(Source: World Organisation for Animal Health 17 December 2008)


India: Avian Influenza, poultry

In India, an outbreak of Avian Influenza among birds was reported in West Bengal.
(Source: ProMED-mail 17 December 2008)


Ireland: Mumps

In Ireland, there were 1 166 cases of Mumps so far this year, compared with 132 for the same period last year. Most patients were between 15 and 24 years old.
(Source: Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Ireland 16 December 2008)


Africa: Cholera

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, an outbreak of Cholera affecting 25 503 people including 515 deaths was reported in the country.  The provinces affected included Maniema, Katanga, North Kivu and South Kivu.
In Malawi, an outbreak of Cholera affecting 88 people including 5 deaths was reported in Central Region.
In Nigeria, an outbreak of Cholera which killed 8 people was reported in Niger State.
In Uganda, an outbreak of Cholera affecting 38 people including 3 deaths was reported in Arua District.
In Zimbabwe, the outbreak of Cholera which began in August continued to affect the country. As of 17 December 2008, a total of 20 581 cases of Cholera including 1 111 deaths were reported in the country.
(Source: ProMED-mail 18 December 2008)


Democratic Republic of the Congo: Viral Haemorrhagic Fever

Medical authorities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo reported 23 suspected cases of Viral Haemorrhagic Fever in the remote Kasai Province, 9 of them died of the disease. In 2007, at least 167 people died of Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever in the same district where the current illness is being reported.
(Source: ProMED-mail 22 December 2008)


Egypt : Avian Influenza, human

Egypt has announced a new human fatal case of H5N1 Avian Influenza infection. The victim is a 16-year-old female from Assuit Governorate. The deceased had a recent history of contact with sick and dead poultry. Of the 51 cases confirmed to date in Egypt, 23 have been fatal.
(Source: ProMED-mail 16 December 2008)



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