International Travel Alerts

The Australian Ministry of Health has reported 3,086 cases of mosquito-borne Ross River virus infection in 2017, most of them occurring in southern states near large population centers. This includes 1,528 cases in the state of Victoria, including the city of Melbourne. [...]
Fri, Jul 07, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has exceeded 200,000 suspected cases, increasing at an average of 5,000 a day. We are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world. [...]
Sat, Jun 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
12 June 2017—Massachusetts' Public Health officials are now issuing a notice on the cluster of mumps cases within the state. Since the end of March, there have been 12 confirmed cases of mumps that have emerged in Eastern Massachusetts' communities, such as Chelsea, Boston, and Revere [2]. According to [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Abuse of older people on the rise – 1 in 6 affected [...]
Wed, Jun 14, 2017, Continue reading at the source
WHO Director-General elect, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus welcomes contributions and pledges of US$1.2 billion for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. [...]
Tue, Jun 13, 2017, Continue reading at the source
WHO Director-General elect, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is in USA to share his vision for the WHO with global leaders. [...]
Mon, Jun 12, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen continues to rise, reaching 101 820 with 791 deaths as of 7 June 2017. [...]
Thu, Jun 08, 2017, Continue reading at the source
New advice on which antibiotics to use for common infections and which to preserve for the most serious circumstances is among the additions to the WHO Model list of essential medicines for 2017. [...]
Tue, Jun 06, 2017, Continue reading at the source
As Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr Osotimehin was a champion of health for all, but especially for women and adolescent girls. [...]
Mon, Jun 05, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Delegates at the World Health Assembly today came to agreement on vector control, a number of issues related to noncommunicable diseases, as well as chemicals management and WHO reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals. Delegates welcomed the strategic approach proposed in the Global Vector Control Response (GVCR) 2017-2030. The response [...]
Tue, May 30, 2017, Continue reading at the source
World No Tobacco Day 2017: Beating tobacco for health, prosperity, the environment and national development [...]
Tue, May 30, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Delegates at the World Health Assembly have reached new agreements on dementia; immunization; refugee and migrant health; substandard and falsified medical products, and the world drug problem. [...]
Mon, May 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Nigeria remains in the midst of a meningococcal meningitis outbreak that began this past December. Thirty-eight Local Government Areas, within the six states of Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, and Yobe, have reached epidemic threshold status. The case counts are now estimated to be 8,057 suspected cases, with 230 (2.9%) [...]
Thu, Apr 27, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The Country's Devastating Situation Not as widely broadcasted by the media, Somalia is currently undergoing a significant humanitarian crisis. This crisis is due to a combination of factors: political conflict, food insecurity, displacement of people, and limited access to healthcare (1). Making matters worse, Somalia is also suffering from a severe [...]
Wed, Mar 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Three years have passed since the drinking water of Flint, Michigan was initially contaminated with lead. In order to reduce costs, the city's water source was switched to the Flint River. Shortly after this effort, residents began to complain about the taste and look of the new water. An investigation [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source