Experts have agreed that the risk of international spread of poliovirus continues to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
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According to news reports, the Republic of the Congo is launching a vaccination drive in response to an outbreak of yellow fever. It is reported that so far this year there have been more than 180 suspected cases and one confirmed case of the virus.
UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) in the US has highlighted that the recent news about an international tourist with measles who visited Santa Monica has underlined the potential risk of an outbreak of the disease.
The South African authorities have reviewed the risk areas for malaria transmission in the country, which has resulted in changes to guidance for UK travellers.
The Guardian has reported that Europe faces a growing threat of tropical disease outbreaks as temperatures increase.
According to Sri Lanka's Epidemiology Unit, 41 people have died and more than 36,000 people have been infected by dengue fever across Sri Lanka so far this year.
In Pará, Brazil, there has been a cluster of Chagas disease cases believed to be related to the consumption of tainted acai berries.
According to the World Health Organization, measles cases across Europe have reached a record high.
Passengers onboard a ship that cruised from Vancouver to Seward have been advised to be alert for measles symptoms.
A recent survey has found that there is low awareness of endemic diseases among people travelling to international destinations.