The latest External Situation Report from the World Health Organization states that the continuing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is ‘of particular concern’.
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In its latest travellers’ health update, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned that travellers to parts of the Caribbean, Central and South America Western Pacific Islands, Australia, Southeast Asia and Africa are at risk of contracting dengue.
A US-based hospital has warned that 200 people may have been exposed to the measles virus after a seven-year-old girl with the illness visited its emergency department.
In Nigeria, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has warned that there are fake meningitis vaccines circulating.
The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has modified its advisory against travelling to India due to Zika from ‘ongoing outbreak’ to ‘current or past transmission but no current outbreak’.
The Ebola epidemic in the DRC persists, amid distrust of its existence.
A county in New York, US, has declared a state of emergency following a severe measles outbreak, and barred unvaccinated children from public areas.
New Zealand authorities have said that passengers on a flight from Melbourne, Australia, to Christchurch, New Zealand, on 19 March were exposed to measles.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently eased its travel advisory for pregnant women as the threat of Zika diminishes but confusion abounds.
In Brazil, Rio de Janeiro health officials are on alert, with dengue cases having risen by almost half this year compared with the same period in 2018.