CDC Travelers’ Health

  • There is an outbreak of Rift Valley fever (RVF) in Kenya. Travelers to Kenya should protect themselves from RVF by avoiding contact with infected animals and preventing mosquito bites. ... read more

    Reference: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/rift-valley-fever

    Source: CDC Travelers’ HealthPublished on 2018-07-16
  • There is an outbreak of polio in Papua New Guinea. CDC recommends that all travelers to Papua New Guinea be fully vaccinated against polio. ... read more

    Reference: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/polio-papua-new-guinea

    Source: CDC Travelers’ HealthPublished on 2018-07-11
  • There is an ongoing outbreak of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) typhoid fever in Pakistan that does not respond to most antibiotics. Travelers to South Asia, including Pakistan, should take precautions to protect themselves from typhoid fever, including getting a typhoid fever vaccination. Travelers to these areas should also take extra care to follow safe food and water guidelines. ... read more

    Reference: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/xdr-typhoid-fever-pakistan

    Source: CDC Travelers’ HealthPublished on 2018-06-26
  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the Bikoro area. The risk for most travelers to the DRC is low outside of the Bikoro area, but travelers could be infected if they come into contact with an infected person’s blood or body fluids. ... read more

    Reference: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/ebola-democratic-republic-of-the-congo

    Source: CDC Travelers’ HealthPublished on 2018-05-14
  • CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Venezuela. The country is experiencing outbreaks of infectious diseases, and adequate health care is currently not available in most of the country. ... read more

    Reference: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/warning/health-infrastructure-breakdown-venezuela

    Source: CDC Travelers’ HealthPublished on 2018-05-14
  • A case of malaria has been reported in a US traveler who visited the Osa Peninsula in Puntarenas Province. This is an area where malaria is not typically found. Travelers to the Osa Peninsula should get medicine to prevent malaria before travel and take precautions to prevent mosquito bites during travel. ... read more

    Reference: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/malaria-in-costa-rica

    Source: CDC Travelers’ HealthPublished on 2018-05-10
  • Because of the crowds, mass gatherings such as Hajj and Umrah are associated with unique health risks. Before you go, you should visit a travel health specialist for advice, make sure you are up to date on all routine and travel-related vaccines, and learn about other health and safety issues that could affect you during your trip. ... read more

    Reference: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/hajj-umrah-saudi-arabia

    Source: CDC Travelers’ HealthPublished on 2018-05-06
  • There is an outbreak of measles in France. Travelers to France should make sure they are vaccinated against measles with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine. ... read more

    Reference: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/measles-france

    Source: CDC Travelers’ HealthPublished on 2018-04-26
  • There is an outbreak of measles in the Philippines. Travelers to the Philippines should make sure they are vaccinated against measles with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine. ... read more

    Reference: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/measles-philippines

    Source: CDC Travelers’ HealthPublished on 2018-04-10
  • The United Kingdom (UK) has reported cases of malaria in UK residents who had returned from the Waterberg district municipality of Limpopo Province in South Africa. Waterberg had not previously been considered an area with malaria; however, local cases have been reported in the past. ... read more

    Reference: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/malaria-south-africa

    Source: CDC Travelers’ HealthPublished on 2018-04-05
  • There is an outbreak of listeriosis in South Africa. People usually become ill with listeriosis after eating contaminated foods. Travelers to South Africa, especially those with higher risk of infection, may wish to avoid certain foods to reduce their risk of infection. ... read more

    Reference: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/listeriosis-south-africa

    Source: CDC Travelers’ HealthPublished on 2018-03-15
  • Lassa fever is a viral illness that usually causes mild symptoms, including slight fever, weakness, and headache. However, in some people it can cause more serious symptoms, like bleeding gums, eyes, or nose; difficulty breathing; repeated vomiting; facial swelling; pain in the chest, back, and abdomen; shock; and even death. ... read more

    Reference: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/lassa-fever-nigeria

    Source: CDC Travelers’ HealthPublished on 2018-03-04
  • There is an outbreak of listeriosis in South Africa. People usually become ill with listeriosis after eating contaminated foods. Travelers to South Africa, especially those with higher risk of infection, may wish to avoid certain foods to reduce their risk of infection. ... read more

    Reference: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/listeriosis-south-africa

    Source: CDC Travelers’ HealthPublished on 2018-02-11
  • The 2018 Winter Olympics will take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from February 9 to February 25, 2018. The Paralympic Games are scheduled for March 9 to March 18, 2018. ... read more

    Reference: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/2018-winter-olympics-pyeongchang

    Source: CDC Travelers’ HealthPublished on 2018-02-07
  • Public health officials in Brazil have reported an outbreak of locally transmitted malaria in the town of Wenceslau Guimarães in Bahia State. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area may be infected with malaria and spreading it to people. ... read more

    Reference: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/malaria-brazil

    Source: CDC Travelers’ HealthPublished on 2018-01-30
 

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