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Travel Health News Digest (12 January 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 19-year-old female from Beijing. She died on 5 January 2009 and had contact with poultry prior to her illness.
(Source: Ministry of Health, China 6 January 2009)


Vietnam: Avian Influenza, human

In Vietnam, health official confirmed a new human case of H5N1 Avian Influenza. The case was an 8-year-old girl from Thanh Hoa Province. Birds infected with Avian Influenza were found in the district where the girl lived.
(Source: ProMED-mail 6 January 2009)


Zimbabwe: Cholera [update 4]

In Zimbabwe, since the outbreak of Cholera began in August last year, as of 8 January 2009, a total of 36 671 cases of Cholera with 1 822 deaths were reported in the country.
(Source: ProMED-mail 10 January 2009)


South Africa: Cholera

In South Africa, a total of 1 634 and 21 Cholera cases were reported in Limpopo and Gauteng respectively with a total number of 12 deaths.
(Source: ProMED-mail 5 &10 January 2009)


Mozambique: Cholera

In Mozambique, an outbreak of Cholera affecting 317 people was reported in Maputo city.
(Source: ProMED-mail 5 &10 January 2009)


Zambia: Cholera

In Zambia, the number of Cholera patients in the capital Lusaka has risen to 30 since the disease broke out in Zambia.
(Source: ProMED-mail 5 January 2009)


Ghana: Cholera

In Ghana, 32 cases of Cholera have been recorded at various hospitals and clinics over the past 3 weeks. No deaths have been recorded.
(Source: ProMED-mail 5 January 2009)


Brazil: Yellow Fever

A resident of a frontier town in Argentina was hospitalized in Brazil in the state of Grande do Sul and died there. This is the first death from Yellow Fever in the state since 1966. The victim was a 31-year-old housewife coming from Missiones, Argentina. The population of these municipalities is being vaccinated in mass by the Secretariat of Health. Those going to the areas of risk should get immunized 10 days in advance of travel.
(Source: ProMED-mail 8 January 2009)


United Kingdom: Measles

In United Kingdom, there were 1217 Measles cases reported from January to November 2008. The number of cases has exceeded the total number of 990 cases reported in 2007.
(Source: ProMED-mail 9 January 2009)



Last revision date: 10 October 2012