International Travel Alerts

Over the last few days, I have reflected on my decision to appoint President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs in Africa. As a result I have decided to rescind the appointment. [...]
Sat, Oct 21, 2017
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WHO supports containment of rare virus on Uganda-Kenya border [...]
Fri, Oct 20, 2017
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7 000 newborns die every day, despite steady decrease in under-five mortality, new report says [...]
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
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Governments commit to reduce suffering and deaths from noncommunicable diseases [...]
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
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On 10 October 2017, the Seychellois Ministry of Health notified WHO of a probable case of pneumonic plague. The probable case is a 34-year-old man who had visited Madagascar and returned to Seychelles on 6 October 2017. He developed symptoms on 9 October 2017 and presented to a local health [...]
Sun, Oct 15, 2017
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Between 31 August and 26 September 2017, the national IHR focal point of Saudi Arabia reported nine additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including four deaths. In addition, four deaths from previously reported cases were reported. [...]
Mon, Oct 09, 2017
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From August 23 through October 5, 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported more than 220 cases of plague in Madagascar; approximately 15% of those infected have died. [...]
Fri, Oct 06, 2017
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From 23 August to 30 September 2017, a total of 73 suspected, probable, and confirmed cases of pneumonic plague, including 17 deaths have been reported in Madagascar. The diagnosis was confirmed by the Institut Pasteur de Madagascar by polymerase chain reaction test or using rapid diagnostic test. [...]
Mon, Oct 02, 2017
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On 23 August 2017, a 31-year-old male from Tamatave, visiting Ankazobe District in central highlands, developed malaria-like symptoms. On 27 August, he developed respiratory symptoms during his journey in a shared public taxi from Ankazobe District to Tamatave (via Antananarivo). His condition worsened and he died. His body was prepared [...]
Fri, Sep 29, 2017
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported locally transmitted cases of chikungunya in three areas of Italy: Rome, the coastal area of Anzio (about 30 miles south of Rome), and the city of Latina (about 15 miles east of Anzio). Local transmission means that mosquitoes in those areas of Italy [...]
Tue, Sep 26, 2017
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Beginning on September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma crossed the Caribbean, followed on September 16 by Hurricane Maria. These storms caused severe damage in a number of countries and territories, including Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, Puerto Rico, [...]
Mon, Sep 25, 2017
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The Costa Rican Ministry of Health has reported limited local transmission of malaria in Matina Canton in Limón Province, Sarapiquí Canton in Heredia Province, and Pital District in San Carlos Canton in Alajuela Province. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area are infected with malaria and spreading it to [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 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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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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