Travel Advisories for Angola, China, Ethiopia, Sudan and Peru

Travel Advisories for Angola, China, Ethiopia, Sudan and Peru

Angola – Keep MMR up to date 

According to WHO, more than 12,000 confirmed measles cases, a significant increase over the average incidence, have been reported since January 2014 with 31 of these cases being reported in 2015. Brazil – Use mosquito precautions at all times According to local health authorities, more than 77,000 cases of dengue fever a month, a significant increase over the average incidence, are currently occurring in São Paulo State, with more than 234,000 cases reported since January 2015. In keeping with usual seasonal patterns, the outbreak has peaked. Travelers are advised to practice daytime insect precautions.

China – Keep MMR up to date 

According to WHO and China’s Ministry of Health, more than 57,300 confirmed measles cases, a significant increase over the average incidence, have been reported since January 2014 with 4,839 of these cases being reported in 2015 Ecuador – Use mosquito repellents at all times According to PAHO, more than 200 cases of chikungunya fever a week are currently occurring in Esmeraldas, Manabí, Guayas, and Los Ríos provinces; the outbreak has yet to peak. More than 1,140 locally acquired, confirmed cases of chikungunya fever have been reported since late December 2014. Chikungunya is an arboviral infection transmitted by mosquitoes. Travelers are advised to practice daytime insect precautions. Chikungunya should be considered in any traveler presenting with fever within 12 days of returning from this country.

Ethiopia – Keep MMR up to date 

According to WHO, more than 14,540 confirmed measles cases, a significant increase over the average incidence, have been reported since January 2014 with 259 of these cases being reported in 2015. Niger – Get vaccinated prior to travel According to Niger’s Ministry of Health, 345 cases of meningococcal meningitis, a significant increase over average incidence, have been reported throughout the country (except for Diffa Region in the southeast), with more than 245 of these cases reported in Niamey Capital District and Dosso Region since January 1, 2015.

Peru – Rabies vaccine will be highly recommended for certain travellers’ itinerary 

According to Arequipa Region’s Department of Health and local press sources, 6 cases of canine rabies have been reported from Camaná and Arequipa provinces since November 2014. These are the first reported cases of canine rabies in Arequipa Region in 15 years; the only other current foci of canine rabies in Peru are in Puno and Puerto Maldonado. Travelers should seek medical care if bitten, scratched, or licked by a dog in the immediate vicinity of Camaná and Arequipa provinces since November 2014.

Sudan – Kepp MMR up to date 

According to WHO, more than 150 confirmed cases of measles a week are currently occurring, with more than 3,000 suspected and confirmed cases, a significant increase over the average incidence, reported since January 2015. The most affected areas are Kassala, Khartoum, Red Sea, Western Darfur, Gezira, and Gedaref states.

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