Brought to you daily by the International Center Risk and Safety Office. Use this report to be up to date about risks identified by worldwide official and professional sources.
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Avoid Nonessential Travel
- 03/27/2015 Ebola standing travel notice. CDC urges all US residents to avoid nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone because of unprecedented outbreaks of Ebola in those countries.
Take Enhanced Precautions
- 03/27/2015 Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu. Tropical Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu on March 14, 2015. Significant infrastructure damage has caused problems with sanitation, food supply, electricity, transportation, shelter, communications, security, and medical care. CDC recommends that travelers to Vanuatu take precautions to protect their health.
- 03/25/2015 Avian Flu (H7N9) in China. CDC advises people traveling to China to avoid contact with poultry (including poultry markets and farms), birds, and their droppings.
- 03/24/2015 Listeria Outbreak in the U.S. Learn more about outbreak of listeriosis linked to Blue Bell Creameries ice cream products.
- 03/25/2015 Measles advisory. CDC recommends that travelers to Vietnam and the Philippines protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles.
- 03/25/2015 Cholera advisory. CDC recommends that travelers to Haiti, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic,take enhanced precautions to protect themselves against cholera.
- 03/25/2015 Chikungunya advisory. CDC recommends that travelers to Mexico, and the Pacific Islands protect themselves from chikungunya by preventing mosquito bites.
- 03/26/2015 Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia. Between 11 and 22 March 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 15 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 3 deaths.
Security Messages for U.S. Citizens
- 03/27/2015 Security Message(Abdijan, Cote D’Ivoire): Security Awareness During Easter Holiday. The United States Embassy strongly encourages U.S. citizens in Cote d’Ivoire to exercise caution in places such as restaurants, bars, clubs, churches, theaters, shopping centers, museums, and public organized events and to practice heightened personal security during the Easter holiday.
- 03/26/2015 Syria crisis worsening amid humanitarian funding shortfall, warns top UN relief official. The situation on the ground in Syria has dramatically worsened as the country enters its fifth year of war amid escalating fighting and targeted attacks against civilians.