Travel Health News Weekly Roundup (June 11th – 17th 2018)
It’s that time again for your Travelpharm weekly health news roundup!
We have collected all the latest news articles from around the world to get you up-to-date with all the breaking travel health news.
It is always important to do your research when planning to travel abroad. The more you know before you travel, the better prepared you will be once you’re there. Allowing you to enjoy your holiday without worrying about unexpected surprises.
The following articles are for 11-17 June 2018. Enjoy!
Its been reported that Global Market for Rabies vaccination is increasing significantly. Every year 15 million patients seek post-exposure treatment worldwide. Vaccination is indicated for all patients who are likely to come in contact with animals, or the virus. This also includes travellers to rabies-endemic countries.
Dengue Fever Update
Dengue outbreak in Kiribati kills 1, with hundreds infected. https://www.fijitimes.com/one-dead-and-hundreds-sick-from-dengue-in-kiribati/
Measles outbreak in Eastern Europe is ongoing with mortality in unvaccinated individuals. https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/romania-s-measles-outbreak-kills-dozens-children-n882771
Is Malaria & Polio On The Rise In Venezuela?
Malaria in Venezuela is on the rise. In the last 12 months, 406,000 cases have been reported. Proportionally this means the risk is ten times greater than in 2010. The faltering economy has caused a breakdown in health and social care leading to this rise. https://www.healthmap.org/
Malaria is not Venezuela’s only problem. Polio has been reported for the first time in 30yrs along with cases of Diphtheria and Measles. https://www.newsy.com/stories/venezuela-records-first-case-of-polio-in-nearly-30-years/
Yellow Fever In Jamaica?
Jamaican Ministry of Health has moved to quash social media rumours of yellow fever in Jamaica. https://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20180516/no-yellow-fever-jamaica-moh
Nipah Virus Hits India
Nipah Virus appears to be under control in Kerala, India but in its wake increases in Dengue, Malaria and Japanese Encephalitis have been observed in the city of Khozikode. https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/kozhikode/after-nipah-its-dengue-scare/article24147591.ece