• Travel Alert – Netherlands, Invasive Mosquito

    Invasive Mosquito – Netherlands (Noord Holland) The product safety board NVWA is to step up its monitoring of mosquitoes at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport following the discovery of 3 yellow fever mosquitoes in 2 separate traps. The mosquitoes can spread diseases such as dengue, West Nile fever, and yellow fever, but the 3 at Schiphol were unlikely to

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  • Travel Alert – Malaria in DRC

    Malaria – Congo Dr: (Haut-Uele Province) Malaria in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is “out of control” with many parents letting their sick children die at home because they cannot afford treatment, a medical charity (MSF) said as it ramps up its emergency response. Children under 13 [years of age] made up 80 per

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  • Rift Valley Fever – Uganda: Kabale

    Kabale district has recorded another case of the hemorrhagic Rift Valley fever, barely 2 months after it was declared free of the epidemic. Dr Alex Andema, the Kabale regional referral hospital director confirmed that one person was admitted at the hospital after developing signs and symptoms of the deadly fever. Samples were taken from him and taken to

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