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Travel Health News Digest (2 February 2009)

Mainland: Avian Influenza, human

The Ministry of Health in the Mainland announced a confirmed case of human infection with the H5N1 Avian Influenza. The case was a 21-year-old female from Hunan. She developed symptoms on 23 January 2009 and was hospitalized on 26 January 2009. Her condition is stable at the moment. The case had contact with diseased and dead poultry prior to her onset.
(Source: Ministry of Health, China 31 January 2009)


Malaysia: Dengue Fever

The Ministry of Health in Malaysia has reported more than 5 000 cases of Dengue Fever in the first month of this year.  14 cases died.
(Source: Central News Agency 31 January 2009)


Indonesia: Rabies, human [update]

In Indonesia, the outbreak of Rabies reported in Bali had already killed 6 people. The tourist area in Kuta was also affected.
(Source: ProMED-mail 31 January 2009)


United Kingdom: Mumps

In United Kingdom, 16 cases of Mumps were reported in Wales.
(Source: ProMED-mail 30 December 2009)


Zimbabwe: Cholera

As of 27 January, a total of 57 702 Cholera cases, including 3 028 deaths, were reported from all the provinces in Zimbabwe. 55 districts have been affected. The current outbreak was not yet under control.
(Source: ProMED-mail 27 January 2009)


South Africa: Cholera

In Limpopo of South Africa, 3 114 cases of Cholera with 11 deaths have been reported since November 2008.
(Source: ProMED-mail 27 January 2009)


Brazil: Yellow Fever

Three cases of fatal Yellow Fever were reported in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Two cases occurred in Santo Angelo and one in San Borja.
(Source: ProMED-mail 28 January 2009)



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