Local health authorities have reported 47 locally acquired malaria cases in northern Espírito Santo State in the last two weeks. Anti-malaria medication is recommended for travel to affected areas. Anyone travelling to Brazil should discuss their itinerary with an experienced travel medicine doctor to determine their risk.
A significant number of cases of suspected typhoid (more than 1,400) have been reported since early July 2018 in Gweru. The city water supply is thought to be contaminated and investigations to confirm this are underway. Typhoid vaccination is considered for all travelers going to this country. Strict food and water borne prevention measures are recommended.
A number of countries around the globe are reporting a significantly higher than average number of measles cases. Anyone travelling overseas (regardless of the destination) should ensure they are sufficiently vaccinated. For more information check out our fact sheet.
WHO are reporting a new outbreak of Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). These are not linked to the recent outbreak in Equateur Province which was declared over on July 24, 2018. A number of other African countries have instigated border screening to prevent the spread. Travelers returning from DRC should self-monitor for 21 days after return and telephone ahead before presenting to any medical facility if they become ill.