Avoid Nonessential Travel
- 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
- 08/28/2015 Pakistan Travel Warning. The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all non-essential travel to Pakistan.
- 08/27/2015 Syria Travel Warning. The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against all travel to Syria and strongly recommends that U.S. citizens remaining in Syria depart immediately.
Take Enhanced Precautions
- 09/01/2015 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Jordan. Between 26 and 28 August 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of Jordan notified WHO of 4 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 1 death.
- 08/28/2015 Human Plague – United States. Since April 1, 2015, a total of 11 cases of human plague have been reported in residents of six states: Arizona (two), California (one), Colorado (four), Georgia (one), New Mexico (two), and Oregon (one). CDC recommends persons engaging in outdoor activities in areas where plague is endemic to follow plague prevention measures.
- 08/27/2015 Measles in Democratic Republic of the Congo. CDC recommends that travelers to the Democratic Republic of the Congo protect themselves by making sure they are vaccinated against measles.
- 08/27/2015 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia. Between 22 and 23 August 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 13 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. Twelve (12) of these reported cases are associated with a MERS-CoV outbreak currently occurring in a hospital in Riyadh city.
- 08/26/2015 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia. Between 18 and 21 August 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 29 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including 6 deaths. Twenty-four (24) of these reported cases are associated with a MERS-CoV outbreak currently occurring in a hospital in Riyadh city.
U.S. Department of State
- 08/31/2015 Tunisia Travel Alert. The U.S. Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the risks of travel to Tunisia and recommends that U.S. citizens in Tunisia maintain a high level of vigilance in light of recent terrorist attacks on sites frequented by tourists.
- 08/25/2015 Concerned by ongoing political violence in Nepal, UN rights office urges peaceful resolution to crisis
Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System
- 08/28/2015 Tropical Cyclone ERIKA-15 can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the Maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and their vulnerability. Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, United States, Antigua and Barbuda, Virgin Islands, British, Turks and Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands, U.S., Guadeloupe, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat, Anguilla.
The risk information in this report is retrieved from U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and other professional sources as listed in the post. It provides general guidance for UT Dallas travelers. Please note the revision date (mmddyy) of this report, printed on the title of the post, and go to the direct sources listed for the most up-to-date information. The information in this report may change without prior notice.