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Travel Alerts
We all love to travel to distant and interesting destinations. At times this means we may find ourselves affected by issues beyond our control. Below are a few of the current international health alerts. For safe travel we always advise registering your itinerary on the Smart Traveller website and subscribing to the destination specific alert emails it offers.


  • Spain – Dengue Fever

    Spanish health authorities have confirmed the country’s first cases of locally acquired Dengue Fever. With no vaccine currently available for those with no previous exposure, mosquito avoidance measures are imperative for anyone travelling to a Dengue endemic region.

  • Congo – Ebola

    The current outbreak of Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues, with more than 30 new cases being reported each week. This outbreak is located in the North East corner of the country. Total number of cases to date is close to...

  • Chile – Hepatitis A

    The International Society of Infectious Disease is reporting a significant increase in hepatitis A in Chile,  779 cases having been reported so far this year. This is 140% increase compared to the same date of 2017, with Coronel, Talcahuano and Concepcion being the most affected....

  • PNG – Polio outbreak widens

    The recent outbreak of polio in PNG has spread to the nations capital of Port Moresby with a 6 year old boy being confirmed as infected. Anyone travelling to PNG should ensure they have received an adult booster  (having previously had the full childhood immunisation...

  • Europe – West Nile Virus

    The International Society of Infectious Diseases is reporting 975 confirmed cases of West Nile Virus (including 64 deaths)  across Europe since June 2018.  A viral disease most commonly spread by mosquitoes, countries with above average incidences include Italy, Greece and Serbia. This is around 3...

  • Zimbabwe – Typhoid

    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...

  • Brazil – Malaria

    Local health authorities have reported more than 47 locally acquired malaria cases in northern Espírito Santo State since the end of July. Anti-malaria medication is recommended for travel to affected areas. Anyone travelling to Brazil should discuss their itinerary with an experienced travel medicine doctor...

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