Travel Health Service Year 2008

Travel Health News

Travel Health News Digest (24 November 2008)

Iraq: Cholera

The recent report of Ministry of Health indicated that 853 confirmed Cholera cases were registered in Iraq as of 13 November 2008.
(Source: ProMED-mail 18 November 2008)


Philippines: Cholera

In the Philippines, a suspected outbreak of Cholera affecting more than 1 500 people with at least 2 deaths was reported in the southern region. Misamis Oriental was seriously affected in this outbreak.
(Source: ProMED-mail 20 November 2008)


Democratic Republic of the Congo: Cholera

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, an outbreak of Cholera affecting at least 26 people was reported in Pool region.
(Source: ProMED-mail 20 November 2008)


Zimbabwe: Cholera

In Zimbabwe, the outbreak of Cholera continued to affect the country. The official death toll has risen to 94. Midlands and Masvingo provinces are added to the list of affected areas.
(Source: ProMED-mail 20 November 2008)


Mozambique: Cholera

In Mozambique, 200 cases of Cholera with 53 deaths have been reported in Manica since the outbreak began in October last year.
(Source: ProMED-mail 20 November 2008)


Guinea-Bissau: Cholera

As of 19 November 2008, a total of 13 921 cases of Cholera with 221 deaths were reported in Guinea-Bissau.
(Source: ProMED-mail 20 November 2008)


Sudan: Cholera

In Sudan, an outbreak of Cholera which killed more than 10 people was reported in Northern Bahr el Ghazal.
(Source: ProMED-mail 20 November 2008)


Uganda: Typhoid Fever

In Uganda, an outbreak of Typhoid Fever was reported in Kasese District. 20 people have died and 90 others admitted in the last four months.
(Source: ProMED-mail 18 November 2008)


Indonesia: Chikungunya Fever

In Indonesia, an outbreak of Chikungunya Fever affecting about 50 people was reported in Pesawahan village in Central Java.
(Source: Pro-MED mail 19 November 2008)


Bangladesh: Avian Influenza, poultry

In Bangladesh, an outbreak of Avian Influenza which killed 760 birds was reported in Rajshahi in September this year. The remaining 340 birds were culled.
(Source: World Organisation for Animal Health 20 November 2008)