The Yellow Fever outbreak continues in Brazil with the government confirming late last week that 259 people have died from the disease so far this year. The outbreak is mainly in the southeast of the country, in the states of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo. The number of confirmed cases has risen to 756, with another 622 potential cases under review.
The WHO is monitoring a possible outbreak of Ebola virus following a suspected number of cases and subsequent deaths in the Likati district since April 22nd. Local health authorities have combined with a WHO team to investigate and monitor the situation. Due to the remoteness of the outbreak no changes have been made to travel advice at this stage but anyone returning unwell from the Democratic Republic of the Congo or falling ill within 21 days of return, should phone ahead before presenting at any medical centre.
There have been 7 confirmed cases of measles in travellers returning to WA from Bali so far this year. This combined with cases of measles in Bali travellers in other states, has prompted the WA Health Department to issue a measles alert. A highly infectious disease, measles has the potential to spread very quickly. Check out our fact sheet for more information.
Peru has experienced unusually heavy rains since the middle of March, and flooding has occurred in Lima and along the northern coast. This has had an impact on transport and has caused disruption. So far Cuzco and Macho Pichu are relatively unaffected. At this point in time we are unaware of any significant outbreaks of disease, but the situation may change and requires monitoring. As well as our website, the following websites will also provide up to date information: