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  • EBOLA UPDATE: Ivory Coast

    Ivory Coast wester borders re-opens 9 Sep 2016: Ivory Coast re-opens borders closed during Ebola epidemic According to an Ivorian government spokesperson speaking on Fri [9 Sep 2016]; the Ivory Coast has re-opened its western borders with Liberia and Guinea 2 years after they were closed to prevent the spread of an Ebola epidemic that

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  • Spain – Hemorrhagic Fever

    Spain: First Human Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Cases in Western Europe According to Madrid health authorities, 1 locally acquired case of tick-borne Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) occurred in late August 2016; infection was likely acquired in the rural countryside in southern Castilla y León Autonomous Community. A human case of CCHF had never been reported in

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  • Yellow Fever in Uganda has ended

    Yellow Fever – Africa: Uganda An outbreak of the hemorrhagic yellow fever disease in Uganda that killed 3 people earlier this year [2016] has ended, health authorities in the East African nation said. Uganda and several international agencies vaccinated 627 706 people over May and June [2016] in 3 districts where the disease was detected,

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  • Travel Alert – Japan (Measles)

    Measles: Japan (Osaka): Kansai International Airport alert The Osaka Prefectural Government is working to contain an outbreak of measles at a management company at Kansai International Airport that began about 1 month ago, reports the Asahi Shimbun [3 Sep 2016). A total of 31 employees of Kansai Airports have been confirmed to have the virus, which developed

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  • Travel Alert – Qatar Airport, new exit tax

    Qatar Airport introduces new exit tax Qatar’s has introduced a new airport tax on passengers flying from Doha airport as the country seeks new revenue streams amid falling oil prices. Every passenger leaving Qatar from Doha, including transit passengers will be charged 35 riyals (about $9.61) for using airport facilities. The charge applies to tickets

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  • Travel Alert – Tropical storm, America / Cuba / Bahamas

    America / Cuba / Bahamas: Tropical storm likely to cause travel problems Florida, the Bahamas and Cuba will face heavy downpours and gusty thunderstorms today as a developing tropical storm moves through the region. Tropical Depression Nine is currently near the Florida Keys, the southern part of the Florida Peninsula, the western Bahamas and central

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