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Avoid Nonessential Travel
- 06/08/2015 Nepal standing travel notice. CDC recommends that US residents avoid all nonessential travel to Nepal. If you must travel, such as for humanitarian aid work, then protect yourself by following CDC’s advice below.
- 06/08/2015 Ebola standing travel notice. CDC urges all US residents to avoid nonessential travel to Guinea and Sierra Leone because of unprecedented outbreaks of Ebola in those countries.
U.S. Department of State
- 06/03/2015 Colombia Travel Warning. The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens about the security situation in Colombia.
Take Enhanced Precautions
- 06/01/2015 – 11/30/2015 Hurricane Readiness. The CDC recommends taking precautions in coastal areas at risk.
- 06/05/2015 MERS in the Republic of Korea. The CDC recommends travelers to take these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of germs and protect against colds, flu, and other illnesses, including MERS.
- 06/06/2015 Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Republic of Korea. On 5 June 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of 5 additional confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), including 1 death.
- 06/06/2015 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia. Between 1 and 4 June 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 5 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 1 death.
- 06/04/2015 Cholera in Tanzania. Tanzania’s large-scale cholera outbreak is not solely confined to the thousands of Burundian refugees who fled insecurity at home. Local Tanzanians have also been infected with the water-borne disease, prompting scaled-up surveillance efforts by the World Health Organization (WHO) and health authorities to trace and stamp out any new cases.
- 06/05/2015 Syria. “The members of the Security Council expressed their deep concern at the continued high level of violence in Syria.”
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
- 06/08/2015 Interactive West Nile fever maps 2015. As of 5 June, no West Nile fever cases have been reported in EU and neighboring countries.
- 06/08/2015 Summary of public health threats, CDTR week 23/2015. This issue covers the period from 31 May to 6 June 2015 and includes updates on the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV), Ebola virus disease (EVD), and a new case of toxigenic diphtheria reported in Spain.
- 06/05/2015 Update of MERS-CoV rapid risk assessment following large South Korean cluster. ECDC’s assessment continues to be that the MERS-CoV outbreak poses a low risk to the EU and highlights the importance of rapid consideration of MERS-CoV and infection control measures in healthcare settings.
- 06/08/2015 Updated Case Counts (From WHO SitReps). Countries with Widespread Transmission, Countries with an Initial Case or Cases and/or Localized Transmission, Previously Affected Countries.
- 05/04/2015 Ebola data and statistics. Reports 27 189 cases and 11 149 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.