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Travel Health News Digest (7 February 2011)

Egypt: Black Travel Alert

As the situation in Egypt continues to deteriorate, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has raised the outbound travel alert (OTA) for the country to black. Hong Kong residents are urged to avoid all travel to the country. Those already there should attend to their personal safety and avoid protests and large gatherings of people. For more information, please visit the OTA webpage.

(Source: Security Bureau, Government of Hong Kong SAR 30 January 2011)

 

Australia: Dengue Fever

In Australia, Queensland Health declared a new outbreak after receiving confirmation from at least one locally acquired case of Dengue Fever.

(Source: ProMED-mail 31 January 2011)

 

Bangladesh: Avian Influenza, poultry

Bangladesh reported two outbreaks of Avian Influenza in Dhaka. The first one occurred in a poultry farm in Narayanganj district. One thousand and five hundred birds were found dead and more than 8 000 birds were culled. The other one occurred in Bogadia village where around 7 000 chickens were culled.

(Source: ProMED-mail 4 February 2011)

 

Cote d'Ivoire: Yellow Fever [update]

In Cote d'Ivoire, the outbreak of Yellow Fever have already killed 35 people and affected 79 people. The affected departments included Seguela, Katiola, Beoumi and Mankono.

(Source: World Health Organization 1 February 2011)

 

Indonesia: Avian Influenza

In Indonesia, an Avian Influenza outbreak has occurred in Jambi province, triggering the deaths of at least 4 164 chickens in Kerinci regency.

(Source: ProMED-mail 3 February 2011)

 

Japan: Avian Influenza

Japan reported 191 chickens died at a poultry farm in the city of Miyazaki and that 6 of the 7 dead birds tested positive for Avian Influenza.

(Source: ProMED-mail 3 February 2011)

 

Venezuela: Cholera

Authorities in Venezuela were still trying to locate the 452 Venezuelans who travelled to the Dominican Republic for the 22 Jan 2011 wedding.

Up to now, 37 people have been confirmed as cases of Cholera, of whom 27 have been hospitalized. Venezuela has had no cholera in a decade.

(Source: ProMED-mail 31 January 2011)

 

Philippines: Black Travel Alert

Following the hostage taking incident in the Philippines which had caused casualties, the Hong Kong SAR Government has raised the Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) for the Philippines to Black. Hong Kong residents are urged to avoid all travel to the Philippines. Those already there should attend to their personal safety and stay alert.

For more information, please visit the OTA webpage.

(Source: Security Bureau, Government of Hong Kong SAR 20 September 2010)

 

 

Last revision date: 10 October 2012