The CDC has issued the Travel Alerts for the following countries:
Peru: Zika Virus
Brazil: Yellow Fever
The Bahamas: Zika Virus
Aruba: Zika Virus
Cuba: Zika Virus
Costa Rica: Malaria
South Africa: Malaria & Listeriosis
Venezuela: Health Infrastructure Breakdown in Venezuela(https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/warning/health-infrastructure-breakdown-venezuela). The CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Venezuela. The country is experiencing outbreaks of infectious diseases (Measles, Diphtheria, and Malaria) and adequate health care is currently not available in most of the country.
The World Health Organization has announced that there are now 14 confirmed cases of Ebola (although the total number of cases has reached 45) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There has also been one death. More than 4,000 doses of the new experiemental Ebola vaccine have arrived in Congo this week, with more on the way. One challenge will be keeping the vaccine cold in a region with poor infrastructure and patchy electricity.
Words of Wisdom from Your Travel Medicine Specialist
Questions and Answers
How long before my trip should I schedule my appointment with your travel medicine specialist?
You should try to schedule your appointment 4-6 weeks before your travel date. If vaccinations are required, you need to give your body time to develop the necessary immunity.
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