040815 World Status Report

Brought to you 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.

This information may change without prior notice

Avoid Nonessential Travel

CDC

  • 04/08/2015 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

CDC

  • 04/02/2015 Multidrug-resistant Shigellosis Spreading in the US – Press Release. “The increase in drug-resistant Shigella makes it even more critical to prevent shigellosis from spreading,” said Anna Bowen, M.D., M.P.H., a medical officer in CDC’s Waterborne Diseases Prevention Branch and lead author of the study. “Washing your hands with soap and water is important for everyone. Also, international travelers can protect themselves by choosing hot foods and drinking only from sealed containers.”

WHO

United Nations

Ebola News

CDC

WHO

  • 04/07/2015 Hunting Ebola: A day in the life of an epidemiologist. Sometimes described as disease detectives, epidemiologists play a crucial role in every outbreak. “Our job is to find every single link. We need to find out who infected whom, how, and where” says Dr Katrina Roper, a WHO epidemiologist working in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

United Nations

Risk Management

UN