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Travel Health News Digest (26 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 31-year-old female from Xinjiang Autonomous Region. She had onset of symptoms on 10 January 2009 and died on 23 January 2009. The case had exposure history to live poultry market prior to her onset.
(Source: Ministry of Health, China 24 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 29-year-old male from Guizhou Province. He had onset of symptoms on 15 January 2009 and his condition was critical at the moment. The case had exposure history to live poultry market prior to his onset.
(Source: Ministry of Health, China 25 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 18-year-old male from Guangxi Province. He had onset of symptoms on 19 January 2009 and died on 24 January 2009. The case had contact with diseased and dead poultry prior to his onset.
(Source: Ministry of Health, China 26 January 2009)

 

Indonesia: Avian Influenza, human

In Indonesia, the Ministry of Health announced two new human cases of H5N1 Avian Influenza infection. The first was a 29-year-old female from Banten Province. She developed symptoms on 11 December 2008 and died on 16 December 2008. The investigation indicated that she visited a wet market to buy fresh products, including chicken meat, on a daily basis. The second case was a 5-year-old girl from West Java Province. She developed symptoms on 23 December 2008 and died on 2 January 2009. The investigation indicated that she visited a wet market to buy chicken meat and eggs prior to symptom onset. Of the 141 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 115 were fatal.
(Source: World Health Organisation 22 January 2009)

 

Indonesia: Avian Influenza, human, suspected

In Indonesia, a suspected human case due to Avian Influenza infection was reported in West Java. The victim was a 35-year-old female who developed symptoms after some of her chickens died. She is now being treated in the hospital.
(Source: ProMED-mail 23 January 2009)

 

Egypt: Avian Influenza, human

Egypt reported a human case of Avian Influenza. The case was a 2-year-old girl from Manofia Governorate. She developed symptoms on 23 January. Investigations into the source of her infection indicate a recent history of contact with sick and dead poultry. She remains in a stable condition. Of the 53 cases confirmed to date in Egypt, 23 have been fatal.
(Source: World Health Organisationl 26 January 2009)

 

India: Avian Influenza, poultry

In India, an outbreak of Avian Influenza which killed 8 birds was reported in Sikkim.
(Source: World Organisation for Animal Health 21 January 2009)

 

Bangladesh: Avian Influenza, poultry

In Bangladesh, outbreaks of Avian Influenza among poultry were reported in farms in Rajshahi, Chittagong and Dhaka.
(Source: World Organisation for Animal Health 22 January 2009)

 

Malaysia: Dengue Fever

In Malaysia, 4 221 cases of Dengue Fever with 12 deaths were reported in the country so far this year. The seriously affected areas included Selangor, Penang and Kedah.
(Source: ProMED-mail 26 January 2009)

 

Australia: Dengue Fever

In Australia, Dengue Fever cases in north Queensland climbed above 200.
(Source: ProMED-mail 26 January 2009)

 

Fiji: Dengue Fever

In Fiji, 43 cases of Dengue Fever were reported in the Northern Division.
(Source: ProMED-mail 26 January 2009)

 

South America: Dengue Fever

In Bolivia, an outbreak of Dengue Fever was reported in Tarija. Other areas reported dengue outbreaks were Santa Cruz, Cochabamba, La Paz and Beni.
In Brazil, 2 cases of Dengue Fever were reported in Sao Paulo
(Source: ProMED-mail 26 January 2009)

 

Uganda: Meningococcal Meningitis

In Uganda, the outbreak of Meningococcal Meningitis continued to affect the country. Up to now, Arua district recorded 150 cases with 18 deaths, Hoima district recorded 47 cases with 13 deaths and Masindi district recorded 14 cases with 4 deaths.
(Source: ProMED-mail 23 January 2009)

 

South Africa: Cholera

In Limpopo of South Africa, 2 650 cases of Cholera with 10 deaths have been reported since November 2008.
(Source: ProMED-mail 22 January 2009)

 

Nigeria: Gastrointestinal disease

In Nigeria, an outbreak of Gastro-intestinal disease affecting about 120 people with 15 deaths was reported in Ebonyi.
(Source: ProMED-mail 26 January 2009)

 

Brazil: Yellow Fever

A suspected case of fatal Yellow Fever was reported in Brazil. The victim was a 14 year-old youth coming from Rio Grande do Sul and died on 16 Jan 2009 after presenting symptoms similar to yellow fever. Laboratory results are pending. At least 2 cases of yellow fever have been confirmed in Rio Grande do Sul in 2009.
(Source: ProMED-mail 20 January 2009)

 

Venezuela: Yellow Fever, suspected

In Venezuela, several monkeys found death in Guarico were suspected to be caused by Yellow Fever infection.
(Source: ProMED-mail 22 January 2009)

 

Trinidad and Tobago: Yellow Fever

In Trinidad and Tobago, dead monkeys found in the forest were tested positive for Yellow Fever virus.
(Source: ProMED-mail 23 January 2009)

 

 

Last revision date: 10 October 2012