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RSS CDC Travel Health Alerts

  • Alert - Zika Virus in Argentina May 26, 2016
    Local transmission of Zika virus infection (Zika) has been reported in Tucumán Province, Argentina. Local mosquito transmission means that mosquitoes in the area are infected with Zika virus and are spreading it to people.
  • Watch - Chikungunya in South America May 25, 2016
    In December 2013, French Guiana reported locally transmitted cases for the first time in South America. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with chikungunya and are spreading it to people. CDC recommends that travelers to the South America protect themselves from mosquito bites.
  • Watch - Yellow Fever in Democratic Republic of the Congo May 24, 2016
    The Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reported an outbreak of yellow fever. The government of DRC requires all travelers older than 1 year of age to show proof of yellow fever vaccination upon arrival. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all travelers […]
  • Watch - Yellow Fever in Uganda May 24, 2016
    The Ministry of Health in Uganda has reported an outbreak of yellow fever. The government of Uganda requires travelers to show proof of yellow fever vaccination if arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever and older than 1 year of age. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that […]
  • Alert - Yellow Fever in Angola May 12, 2016
    The Ministry of Health in Angola has reported an ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in Luanda Province. The government of Angola requires all travelers older than 9 months to show proof of yellow fever vaccination on arrival. In addition, CDC recommends that all travelers aged 9 months or older be vaccinated against yellow fever.