Update 2020-01-30 (2): On Thursday evening (30 January, local time) the Italian Ministry of Health announced that the passengers of the cruise ship "Costa Smeralda" have received clearance to go ashore again.
Update 2020-01-30 (1): According to reports from the Italian Ministry of Health on Thursday (30 January), two quarantined Chinese citizens were tested for infection by the novel coronavirus after one person was found to have a fever. The test results were negative.
2019-06-18: Three Icelandic tourists from Reykjavik contracted the chikungunya virus in the eastern province of Alicante in late May. The tourists had been staying at the Costa Blanca.
Protective measures against mosquito bites should also be observed during the day. Travellers are advised to see a doctor after observing the disease's symptoms.
Update 2019-06-12: Within a short time, two more cases of Ebola were confirmed. In addition, one person has already died of the disease.
2019-06-12: On Tuesday (11 June) the first case of Ebola in Uganda was confirmed. One person has crossed the border from neighbouring Ebola biddings in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday (09 June).
Travellers should avoid visibly infected people and observe additional hygiene measures.
2019-02-28: Yellow fever cases in the southern parts of the country have increased in comparison to the previous years since December 2018, according to a report from the Robert Koch Institute. The state of São Paolo is also affected. According to the report, tourist areas such as Porto Alegre and the region surrounding the Iguazu Falls could see an increase of yellow fever cases during this year's yellow fever season, which lasts from December until May.
2018-09-08: According to current reports, several people died in an outbreak of cholera in Harare. Dozens of suspected cases were reported. Affected are the south-western suburbs of Glen View and Budiriro.
Travellers should closely follow news reports, observe additional hygiene measures, and avoid visibly sick people.
2018-08-16: According to media reports there is a measle outbreak in the states of Amazonas and Roraima, close to the border of Venezuela. More than 1,200 persons are affected and at least 6 persons have died from the disease. The outbreak is not contained and likely to increase.
Travellers should avoid contact with visibly sick people and observe additional hygiene measures.
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)