080917 – World Status Report

Take Enhanced Precautions


  • Rabies in Malaysia. The Malaysian state of Sarawak has declared parts of three divisions to be “rabies infectious areas.”
  • Dengue in Sri Lanka. The Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka has reported a dengue epidemic. More than 100,000 cases have been reported across the country.

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System

  • FRANKLIN-17  Mexico  (138.9km/h). Tropical Cyclone FRANKLIN-17 can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the Maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Zika News


Recommended Reading / Viewing



  • How to recognize Malaria symptoms

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.