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globe Updated Polio in Papua New Guinea
There is an outbreak of polio in Papua New Guinea. CDC recommends that all travelers to Papua New Guinea be fully vaccinated against polio. Click here for more information.

globe Rift Valley Fever in Kenya
Health officials have reported an ongoing outbreak of RVF in Kenya that began in June 2018. The outbreak has been confirmed in the counties of Wajir, Marsabit, and Siaya. Click here for more information.

globe Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo
There is an outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu (Kivu Nord) province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The outbreak is in a part of the country identified by the US State Department as a “reconsider travel” zone due to armed group activity and major outbreaks of violence targeting civilians. Click here for more information.

globe Updated Zika Virus in Aruba
Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people. Click here for more information.

globe Updated Zika Virus in Barbados
Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people. Click here for more information.

globe Updated Zika Virus in Bonaire
Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people. Click here for more information.

globe Updated Zika Virus in Curaçao
Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people. Click here for more information.

globe Updated Zika Virus in Saint Martin
Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported in Saint Martin. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes in Saint Martin are infected with Zika and spreading it to people. Click here for more information.

globe Updated Zika Virus in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people. Click here for more information.

globe Updated Zika Virus in Samoa
Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people. Click here for more information.

globe Updated Zika Virus in Tonga
Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people. Click here for more information.

globe Zika Virus in Trinidad and Tobago
Zika virus (or Zika) has been reported. Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes are infected with Zika and spreading it to people. Click here for more information.

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“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

globe Updated Polio in Somalia
An outbreak of polio has been reported in Mogadishu and the Hiran and Middle Shabelle regions of Somalia. Click here for more information.

globe Extensively Drug-Resistant Typhoid Fever in Pakistan
There is an ongoing outbreak of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) typhoid fever in Pakistan that does not respond to most antibiotics. Travelers to South Asia, including Pakistan, should take precautions to protect themselves from typhoid fever, including getting a typhoid fever vaccination. Travelers to these areas should also take extra care to follow safe food and water guidelines. Click here for more information.

globe Yellow Fever in Brazil
There is a large, ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in multiple states of Brazil. Travelers to Brazil should protect themselves from yellow fever by getting yellow fever vaccine at least 10 days before travel, and preventing mosquito bites. Click here for more information.

globe Rabies in Malaysia
The Malaysian state of Sarawak has declared parts of three divisions to be “rabies infectious areas.” Click here for more information.

globe Polio in Nigeria
The Nigerian Ministry of Health has reported several cases of poliovirus in the state of Borno in northeastern Nigeria. CDC recommends that all travelers to Nigeria be fully vaccinated against polio. Because of the risk of cross-border transmission, CDC recommends a one-time booster dose of polio vaccine for fully vaccinated adults traveling to Niger, Cameroon, or Chad to work in healthcare facilities, refugee camps, or other humanitarian aid settings. Click here for more information.

globe Yellow Fever in Nigeria
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has reported an ongoing outbreak of yellow fever that began in September 2017. Click here for more information.



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