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RECENT HEALTH ALERTS

Meningitis in Sudan - 06/30/2013

An outbreak of meningococcal meningitis has been reported from South Sudan. Meningococcal vaccine is recommended for all travelers.

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Rubella (German measles) in Japan - 06/30/2013

A rubella (German measles) outbreak has been reported from Japan. All travelers born after 1956 should make sure they are fully immunized against rubella.

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Q fever in Brazil - 06/30/2013

A Q fever outbreak has been reported from Minas Gerais. Travelers to Brazil should avoid farms in the affected areas.

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Meningitis in Guinea - 06/30/2013

An outbreak of meningococcal meningitis has been reported from Guinea. Meningococcal vaccine is recommended for all travelers.

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Typhoid fever in the Philippines - 06/30/2013

An outbreak of typhoid fever has been reported from Albay Province. Typhoid vaccine is recommended for all travelers to the Philippines.

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Hepatitis A in Bosnia-Herzegovina - 06/09/2013

A hepatitis A outbreak has been reported from Bijeljina, the fifth largest city in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Hepatitis A vaccine is recommended for all travelers.

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Rubella in Poland - 06/09/2013

A rubella (German measles) outbreak has been reported from Poland. All travelers born after 1956 should make sure they are fully immunized against rubella.

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Yellow fever in Ethiopia - 06/09/2013

A yellow fever outbreak has been reported from Ethiopia. All travelers to Ethiopia should receive yellow fever vaccine.

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Polio in Kenya and Somalia - 06/09/2013

New polio cases have been reported from Kenya and Somalia. All adult travelers should receive a one-time polio booster. All children should be fully immunized against polio before travel to these countries.

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Coronavirus infections in Italy, France, and the UK - 06/09/2013

Small clusters of infections with the the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus have been reported from Italy, France, and the UK. Cases occurred only in those who had traveled to the Middle East and their close contacts. Travelers to Europe are at extremely low risk.

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Dengue fever in Kenya - 05/27/2013

An outbreak of dengue fever has been reported from Mombasa. Travelers should protect themselves from mosquito bites by applying repellent and keeping themselves covered.

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Coronavirus outbreak in Saudi Arabia - 05/27/2013

An outbreak of infections caused by a novel coronavirus has been reported from Saudia Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries. Travelers should seek immediate medical attention if they develop fever, cough, or trouble breathing after travel to the Middle East.

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Mumps in the United Kingdom - 05/27/2013

A mumps outbreak has been reported from Oxford University. All travelers born after 1956 should make sure they have been fully immunized against mumps.

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Dengue fever in Angola - 05/27/2013

An outbreak of dengue fever has been reported from Luanda, affecting at least 29 foreign travelers. Travelers should protect themselves from mosquito bites by applying repellent and keeping themselves covered.

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Psittacosis in Sweden - 05/12/2013

An increased number of cases of psittacosis have been reported from Skane and Kronoberg counties in southernmost Sweden. Travelers should avoid wild bird feeders and wild bird droppings, which appear to be the source of this infection.

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Chikungunya fever in Singapore - 05/12/2013

An outbreak of chikungunya fever has been reported from Singapore. Travelers should protect themselves from mosquito bites by applying repellent and keeping themselves covered.

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Rabies in Greece - 05/05/2013

Rabies has re-emerged among wild and domestic animals in northern Greece. Rabies vaccine is recommended for all travelers to northern Greece at risk for animal bites.

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H9N7 avian influenza in China - 05/05/2013

New cases of H9N7 avian influenza (bird flu) continue to be reported from China. Travelers should avoid contact with live, uncooked, or undercooked poultry or eggs.

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Leptospirosis in Martinique - 05/05/2013

Leptospirosis has been reported among those exposed to water from the Absalon River as part of canyoning activities. Those at risk may consider taking doxycycline prophylactically.

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Hepatitis A in Egypt - 05/05/2013

An increased number of cases of hepatitis A has been reported among European travelers to Egypt. Hepatitis A vaccine is strongly recommended for all travelers to Egypt.

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