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Ebola virus disease in Liberia
November 25, 2014 14:02 EST
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa a public health emergency that requires a coordinated international response to stop the spread.

Ebola virus disease in Guinea
November 25, 2014 13:59 EST
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa a public health emergency that requires a coordinated international response to stop the spread.

Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone
November 25, 2014 13:58 EST
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa a public health emergency that requires a coordinated international response to stop the spread. All districts in Sierra LeoneExternal link have been affected by this outbreak.

WHO temporary polio vaccine recommendations
November 19, 2014 14:18 EST
Effective November 13, the temporary recommendations continue to be in place. Consult the travel health notice for more information and for the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers.

Ebola Virus Disease in Mali
November 18, 2014 17:00 EST
The Ministry of Health of Mali has reported cases and deaths of Ebola virus disease. The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends that travellers to these regions of Mali practise special precautions to reduce the risk of transmission of Ebola virus disease.

Avian influenza (H7N9 and others) in China
November 14, 2014 14:31 EST
Since March 2013, confirmed human cases of an avian influenza virus identified as A(H7N9) have been reported in the People’s Republic of China. The majority of cases have occurred in neighbouring regions in eastern and south eastern China, including the travel-related cases in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Taiwan. The cases of avian influenza H7N9 flu virus are of particular concern as they are the first reported cases of this avian influenza virus in humans. Additional cases are expected.

Measles: Global Update
November 14, 2014 14:30 EST
Measles cases occur around the world. Within the last 10 years, the number of measles cases reported globally has decreased significantly; however, there have been a number of large outbreaks, mostly in Africa and Europe. The Americas, including Canada, have experienced outbreaks of measles, when the virus has been imported from other regions. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers.

Dengue Fever: Global Update
November 14, 2014 14:29 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. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers.

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
November 14, 2014 14:28 EST
Since April 2012, cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been identified in the following countries in the Middle East: Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Yemen, Lebanon and Iran. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers.

Chikungunya: Global Update
November 04, 2014 14:02 EST
Outbreaks of chikungunya have become increasingly frequent over the past months after local transmission was reported for the first time in the Caribbean in December of last year. Since then, local transmission of the virus has spread to many countries in neighbouring regions. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers.

Ebola virus disease in Nigeria
October 24, 2014 11:30 EST
There have been no cases of Ebola virus disease reported in Nigeria for 42 days (two incubation periods) following the small number of confirmed and suspected cases and deaths reported in Lagos and Port Harcourt related to an initial case in an infected traveller from Liberia. On October 20th, the World Health Organization declared the end of the outbreak in Nigeria.

Ebola virus disease in Senegal
October 24, 2014 11:29 EST
There have been no cases of Ebola virus disease reported in Senegal for 42 days (two incubation periods) following the single confirmed case in a traveller to Dakar from Guinea. On October 17th, the World Health Organization declared the end of the outbreak in Senegal. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers.

Dengue Fever: Global Update
October 24, 2014 11:28 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.

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