2018-06-26: According to local health officials and the World Health Organization (WHO), the first outbreak of polio in Papua New Guinea has been reported for 18 years. The confirmed case is a six-year-old in Morobe province.
2018-05-17: According to reports from Thursday (17 May), children with an initially unknown disease were admitted to the hospital Karapitiya in the city of Galle in Southern Province, in the southern part of Sri Lanka. Several children between the ages of 6 months and 3 years have already died. Hospital doctors report that the disease is caused by the Influenza and Adino viruses. Symptoms that have occurred so far include high fever, cough and breathing difficulties.
2018-03-20: Fiji's health ministry declared an outbreak of bacterial meningitis in the country. 18 cases were reported between 01 January and 21 February.
Travellers should observe additional hygiene measures and avoid visibly sick people.
Information on bird flu issued by the CDC
Robert Koch Institut (RKI) on human infections with influenza A (H7N9)
09.10.2016: Berichten vom Samstag (08.10.) zufolge wurden in Randel und Anse-d'Ainault im Südwesten Haitis, der momentan von Hurrikan Matthews beeinträchtigt ist, mindestens 13 Personen durch Cholera getötet. Zu weiteren Ausbrüchen kam es in Port-a-Piment und Les Anglais.
Reisende sollten Kontakt mit sichtbar kranken Personen vermeiden und zusätzliche Hygienemaßnahmen einhalten.
Update 02/04/2016: cases of Zika fever occurred in Brazil on nationwide; Particularly affected are the states of Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Pará, Paraná, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Roraima and São Paulo. There is a suspicion that an infection of pregnant women birth defects occur. As a result of the alarming increase of Zika cases the WHO declared the global health emergency on February 01 2016th