Travel Health Service Year 2010

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Travel Health News Digest (12 April 2010)

Worldwide: Swine and Seasonal Influenza

As of Mar 28, 2010, worldwide more than 213 countries and overseas territories/communities have reported laboratory confirmed cases of pandemic influenza H1N1 (2009), including over 17 483 deaths.

(Source: Swine and Seasonal Flu Monitor, Centre for Health Protection, Hong Kong 8 April 2010)


Philippines: Measles

In the Philippines, there were 1473 cases of Measles since 1 January 2010, which is 3.5 times higher than the number of cases in the same period last year.

(Source: ProMED-mail 9 April 2010)


South Africa: Measles [update]

In South Africa, the outbreak of Measles continued to affect Western Cape province. Up to now, over 1 000 cases with at least 13 deaths were reported in the province.

(Source: ProMED-mail 8 April 2010)


Reunion: Chikungunya Fever

In Reunion, an outbreak of Chikungunya Fever with 19 confirmed cases and 4 probable cases was reported in Saint Paul.

(Source: ProMED-mail 10 April 2010)


Mexico: Hepatitis A

As of 2010, 160 cases of Hepatitis A were reported in Guanajuato city of Mexico, which was two-fold higher than that in the whole figure last year.

(Source: ProMED-mail 9 April 2010)


Brazil: Heaviest rain

In Brazil, the heaviest rain in 30 years hit Rio de Janeiro on 5 and 6 of April, triggering mudslides and floods that killed 95 people across the state. Airports, metro stations, major highways and power supply to many neighborhoods were affected.

(Source: World Travel Watch 7 April 2010)