Category: Travel Notice

Alert – Polio in Myanmar

Alert – Polio in Myanmar

Myanmar has reported 2 cases of vaccine-derived polio, which can develop and circulate in areas with low vaccination coverage where oral polio vaccine (OPV) is used. CDC recommends that all travelers to Myanmar be fully vaccinated against polio.

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Watch – Zika Virus in South America

Watch – Zika Virus in South America

In May 2015, the first local transmission of Zika virus infection in South America was reported in Brazil. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus and are spreading it to people. Zika virus is now being reported in other countries in South America.

Watch – Zika Virus in Central America

Watch – Zika Virus in Central America

In November 2015, the first local transmission of Zika virus infection in Central America was reported in El Salvador. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus and are spreading it to people. Zika virus is now being reported in other countries in Central America.

Watch – Zika Virus in Mexico

Watch – Zika Virus in Mexico

In November 2015, Mexico reported two locally transmitted cases of Zika virus infection. These are the first cases of Zika virus in Mexico. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in Mexico have been infected with Zika virus, causing it to spread to humans.

Watch – Ebola in Sierra Leone

Watch – Ebola in Sierra Leone

CDC no longer recommends that US residents practice enhanced precautions when traveling to Sierra Leone. Although there is believed to be no risk of Ebola to travelers, travelers should, as usual, avoid contact with sick people, dead bodies, or blood and body fluids.

Alert – Ebola in Guinea

Alert – Ebola in Guinea

CDC no longer recommends that U.S. residents avoid nonessential travel to Guinea. However, CDC recommends that U.S. residents practice enhanced precautions when traveling to Guinea.

Alert – Polio in Nigeria

Alert – Polio in Nigeria

According to Global Polio Eradication Initiative, one vaccine-derived poliovirus case was identified in Nigeria in May 2015. CDC recommends that all travelers to Nigeria be fully vaccinated against polio.

Watch – Zika virus in Suriname

Watch – Zika virus in Suriname

On November 2, 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) was notified of two cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in Suriname have been infected with Zika virus, causing it to spread to humans. CDC recommends that travelers to Suriname protect themselves from mosquito bites.

Watch – Zika Virus in Colombia

Watch – Zika Virus in Colombia

On October 16, 2015, Colombia announced local transmission of Zika virus infection in their country. This is the first time that Zika virus has been reported in Colombia. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in Colombia have been infected with Zika virus and are spreading it to people. CDC recommends that travelers to Colombia protect themselves from mosquito bites.