A TYPHOID hot spot in Nadi has been given a sanitary boost from the Ministry of Health with the installation of a water filtration system. Buavou Village in Nadi had a new filtration system installed because of the contaminated water
The Department of Public Health and Social Services confirmed yesterday that an ongoing outbreak of fever, rash, and joint pain in Yap transmitted through mosquito bites has been identified as Chikungunya virus. As of now, there is no medication to treat the disease,conservative management
The eradication of polio has been declared an emergency priority among 21 nations in the Middle East, according to a joint resolution from the World Health Organization (WHO). Health officials will try to get polio vaccines to more than 20 million children
How to reduce the possibility of being bitten by insects or arthropods that can transmit diseases (vector-borne), such as malaria, dengue, and tick borne encephalitis (TBE), you should?
Use an insect repellent on exposed skin to repel mosquitoes, ticks, fleas and other arthropods. DEET concentrations of 30% to 80% are effective for several hours.
Advice for Travel to Saudi Arabia during the Hajj
Each year, nearly 2 million people from over 140 countries travel to Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj, a pilgrimage to the holy places of Islam. Travelers to Saudi Arabia during the Hajj should expect large crowds at places of lodging.
Transportation services can become very crowded as well. Crowded conditions may play a role in the transmission of certain infections, such as meningococcal disease (meningitis), influenza (the flu) and other respiratory viruses; in addition, the potential for accidental injury is increased.
Human infection with Avian Influenze A (H5N1) Virus
Advice for travelers
Avian influenza A (H5N1) viruses usually affect wild birds but have infected and caused serious disease among poultry, such as chickens. Human infections with H5N1 viruses are rare, but have also occurred in several countries since 2003.