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Travel Health Notices

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
April 17, 2014 14:13 EST
The Ministry of Health of Guinea continues to report on the evolving outbreak of Ebola virus disease. Confirmed cases in the neighbouring country of Liberia have also been reported. Additional cases are expected. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Helath Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers.

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
April 17, 2014 14:11 EST
Since April 2012, cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been identified in 11 countries. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers.

2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil
April 17, 2014 14:10 EST
The 2014 FIFA World Cup is being hosted by Brazil from June 12 to July 13. Consult the travel health notice the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers.

Measles: Global Update
April 17, 2014 14:09 EST
Measles cases occur around the world. Travellers who are not immune to measles have an increased risk of infection. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations to travellers.

Reduce your risk of gastrointestinal illnesses when travelling
April 16, 2014 13:53 EST
Recently, there has been an increase in the number of cases of Salmonella gastrointestinal illnesses among Canadians returning from popular warm destinations. In addition to Salmonella, diseases such as norovirus and E. coli are common causes of travellers’ diarrhea. Consult the travel health notice for more information and for the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations to travellers.

Avian Influenza (H5N1): Global Update
April 16, 2014 13:51 EST
Avian influenza (H5N1), commonly known as “bird flu”, is a viral infection that can spread easily and quickly among birds. Countries around the world, in particular countries in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa, continue to report cases of avian influenza (H5N1). Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency's recommendations to travellers.

Polio: Global Update
April 11, 2014 12:10 EST
Poliomyelitis (polio) has been eliminated from most countries; however it continues to occur in some areas of the world.

Reduce your risk of gastrointestinal illnesses when travelling
April 09, 2014 13:55 EST
Recently, there has been an increase in the number of cases of Salmonella gastrointestinal illnesses among Canadians returning from popular warm destinations. The Public Health Agency of Canada reminds travellers that taking simple precautions with food and water and washing your hands frequently can help reduce your risk of illness. Consult the travel health notice for more information.

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
April 08, 2014 14:55 EST
The Ministry of Health of Guinea is reporting a rapidly evolving outbreak of Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever). Confirmed cases have been reported in Guinea in the districts of Dabola, Djingaraye, Guékédou, Macenta, Kissidougou, and Conakry. Confirmed cases in the neighbouring country of Liberia have also been reported. Additional cases are expected.

Dengue Fever: Global Update
April 02, 2014 09:30 EST
Outbreaks of dengue fever have become increasingly frequent over the past 25 years. Dengue fever is a disease spread to humans by mosquitoes and is caused by one of four types of dengue viruses. Dengue fever can cause severe flu-like symptoms and in some cases, may lead to dengue haemorrhagic fever (severe dengue), which can be fatal.

Polio: Global Update
April 02, 2014 09:00 EST
Polio has been eliminated from most countries; however it continues to occur in some areas of the world. The PHAC recommends that travellers get vaccinated against poliomyelitis (polio) when going to countries where polio has not been eliminated (is endemic), countries with recently imported cases or where the virus has been detected, or countries located near those that are endemic or have cases of recent infection.

Cholera in Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Mexico
March 28, 2014 12:43 EST
The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends practising safe food and water precautions while in Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti or Mexico. Consult the travel health notice for more information.

Typhoon Haiyan (“Yolanda”) in the Philippines
March 28, 2014 12:41 EST
Consult the travel health notice for the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations.

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