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Travel Health Notices

Dengue Fever: Global Update
March 09, 2015 13:47 EST
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.

Avian influenza (H7N9 and others) in China
February 12, 2015 15:24 EST
Since April 2013, confirmed human cases of an avian influenza virus identified as A(H7N9) have been reported in the People’s Republic of China. These cases of H7N9 flu virus were of particular concern as they were the first reported cases of this avian influenza virus in humans

Polio: Global Update
February 12, 2015 15:22 EST
Poliomyelitis (polio) has been eliminated from most countries; however it continues to occur in some areas of the world. The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends that travellers get vaccinated against 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
February 12, 2015 15:22 EST
In recent years, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Mexico have reported cases of cholera. No new cases of cholera have been reported in Cuba since September 2014. However, in January 2015, Canada reported a case of cholera in a traveller who returned from a trip to Cuba.

Avian Influenza (H5N1): Global Update
February 12, 2015 15:20 EST
Avian influenzaExternal link (H5N1), commonly known as “bird flu”, is a viral infection that can spread easily and quickly among birds. Travellers are reminded that countries around the world, in particular, countries in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa continue to report cases of avian influenza (H5N1).

Measles: Global Update
January 29, 2015 10:57 EST
Measles is a highly contagious viral disease and cases occur around the world. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers.

Avian influenza (H7N9 and others) in China
January 16, 2015 10:46 EST
Since April 2013, confirmed human cases of an avian influenza virus identified as A(H7N9) have been reported in the People’s Republic of China. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers.

Chikungunya: Global Update
January 16, 2015 10:45 EST
Outbreaks of chikungunya have become increasingly frequent since local transmission was reported for the first time in the Caribbean in December 2013. 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.

Cholera in Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico
January 16, 2015 10:45 EST
Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers.

Dengue fever: global update
January 16, 2015 10:43 EST
Outbreaks of dengue fever have become increasingly frequent over the past 25 years. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers.

Measles: Global Update
January 16, 2015 10:32 EST
Measles cases occur around the world. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers.

Polio: Global Update
January 16, 2015 10:30 EST
Poliomyelitis (polio) has been eliminated from most countries; however it continues to occur in some areas of the world. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers.

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.

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