International Travel Alerts

21 August 2017 | GENEVA – WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus concluded a 3-day official visit to the People's Republic of China paving the way for stronger and more strategic WHO-China collaborations. Outcomes of his visit included a new financial contribution to WHO from China, and strengthened commitments to [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
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Between 4 July and 12 August 2017, the national IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 26 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection including six deaths, and two deaths among previously reported cases. [...]
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
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WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will lead WHO's delegation to the Belt and Road High Level Meeting for Health Cooperation: Towards a Health Silk Road to be held in Beijing, 18–19 August 2017, as part of his first official visit to the People's Republic of China since taking office [...]
Tue, Aug 15, 2017
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The total number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen this year hit the half a million mark on Sunday, and nearly 2000 people have died since the outbreak began to spread rapidly at the end of April. The overall caseload nationwide has declined since early July, particularly in the worst [...]
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
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The total number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen this year hit the half a million mark on Sunday, and nearly 2000 people have died since the outbreak began to spread rapidly at the end of April. The overall caseload nationwide has declined since early July, particularly in the worst [...]
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
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Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people. [...]
Tue, Aug 08, 2017
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Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people. [...]
Tue, Aug 08, 2017
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Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people. [...]
Tue, Aug 08, 2017
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Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people. [...]
Tue, Aug 08, 2017
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On 11, 14, and 21 July 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of three individual laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China. [...]
Mon, Aug 07, 2017
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On 6 May 2017, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Côte d'Ivoire notified World Health Organization (WHO) of a dengue fever outbreak in Abidjan, the capital city of Côte d'Ivoire. [...]
Fri, Aug 04, 2017
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No country in the world fully meets recommended standards for breastfeeding, according to a new report by UNICEF and WHO in collaboration with the Global Breastfeeding Collective, a new initiative to increase global breastfeeding rates. [...]
Mon, Jul 31, 2017
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New WHO data from 28 countries - representing approximately 70% of the global hepatitis burden - indicate that efforts to eliminate hepatitis are gaining momentum. Published to coincide with World Hepatitis Day, the data reveal that nearly all 28 countries have established high-level national hepatitis elimination committees (with [...]
Thu, Jul 27, 2017
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A cholera outbreak rages on in Yemen, a war afflicted nation of almost 30 million people on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. The epidemic first reared its head in late April of this year, and has already reached a suspected case count of over 350,000 as of July [...]
Thu, Jul 27, 2017
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Over the past four years, since its emergence in 2013, China has experienced seasonal epidemics of avian influenza subtype H7N9. The country has been closely monitoring each case and tracking disease characteristics. To date, all people who have been infected with the disease have been individuals in close contact with [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
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Since the beginning of 2017, Kenya is experiencing an upsurge of cholera cases. The first cholera outbreak reported in 2017 was in Tana River County. The outbreak started on 10 October 2016 and was controlled by April 2017. [...]
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
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Lyme disease has been strongly concentrated in the North American Midwest and Northeastern regions, where ticks and contact with ticks are common. According to a 2015 CDC report within the past 20 years, the incidence of Lyme disease has tripled and become the most commonly reported vector borne illness within [...]
Fri, Jul 14, 2017
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Bees are dying at alarming rates (42% of colonies in the US collapsed in 2015, but has been a worldwide issue)[1] and the drop-off in the bee population has been cause for concern to many environmentalists. One out of every three bites of food we take is dependent on honeybee [...]
Fri, Jul 14, 2017
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