Current incidence of the disease clearly and mandatory vaccination by country 4 February 2022

4. 2. 2022

Côte d’Ivoire
Yellow fever: Since mid-August last year, 18 suspected cases have been reported, 7 of
which have been confirmed. A valid yellow fever vaccination is mandatory and
recommended for all travellers from the age of 9 months.
last updated: 01/21/2022
Yellow Fever: The outbreak that started in the Savannah region in October has spread to 3
other regions (Upper West, Bono, Oti). A total of around 600 suspected cases were
registered, 102 infections and 46 deaths were confirmed. Vaccination is recommended for
the stay in Ghana and already mandatory for entry.
last updated: 14.12.2021
Dengue: In the capital New Delhi, 15 people fell ill in the first 2 weeks of January, last year
there were around 9,615, more than 6,700 of them in November alone. 23 people have died.
According to media reports, more than 2,550 cases and 11 deaths were registered in the
state of Maharashtra (W) by the beginning of August. Nationwide, 123,106 infections and 90
deaths had been recorded by the end of October, most in the state of Kerala. In 2020,
39,419 cases were reported, 56 people died. In 2019, 157,315 cases and 166 deaths were
recorded. Pay attention to protection against diurnal vector mosquitoes (Aedes species).
last updated: 01/21/2022
Zika virus: In July, an infection was first confirmed in the state of Kerala (SW). A 24-year-old
pregnant woman has fallen ill. Subsequent investigations registered 90 cases by early
November. All infections were acquired in Thiruvananthapuram district. At the end of July,
the first case was recorded in the state of Maharashtra (W). A 50-year-old woman has fallen
ill. At the end of October, an infection was first reported in Kanpur (state of Uttar Pradesh),
since then the number of cases has risen to around 145. In November, an infection was first
registered in New Delhi, and a 61-year-old man fell ill. Note mosquito repellent.
last updated: 17.12.2021
Intestinal infections: risk of diarrheal diseases nationwide. Sporadic outbreaks of cholera are
to be expected. Typhus occurs in the form of individual or group diseases. At the beginning
of January there was a typhus outbreak in the province of Cotabato (island of Mindanao)
affecting around 30 people. An increase in diarrheal diseases is expected as a result of
typhoon “Rai”, which caused flooding and devastation particularly on the islands of Siargao,
Cebu, Palawan and Bohol in mid-December. Pay attention to hygiene, if necessary typhoid
last updated: 07.01.2022
Dengue: Approximately 66,655 cases have been reported since the beginning of last year,
and 237 people have died. As a result of Typhoon Rai, a further increase in the number of
cases cannot be ruled out. Pay attention to protection against mainly diurnal mosquitoes.
last updated: 01/11/2022
Rabies: In the province of Iloilo (Western Visayas region), deaths have tripled in 2021
compared to the previous year. A total of 12 cases were registered Despite a nationwide
decline since 2015, the number of cases is still very high. The risk of rabies should always
be part of travel medicine advice, also in view of the lack of suitable vaccines and
immunoglobulin. The indication for prophylactic vaccination is correspondingly broad.
last updated: 14.01.2022
Sri Lanka
Dengue: The flu-like, mosquito-borne viral disease occurs regularly in Sri Lanka. A risk of
transmission is to be expected across the country, particularly during and after the rainy
season. More than 3,900 people fell ill in the first 2 weeks of January. About 35,055 cases
were reported last year. 10 people have died. The number of cases has increased since
November. The western province with the city of Colombo is particularly affected. According
to press reports, numerous children have also fallen ill. In 2020, around 31,140 around
30,015 people fell ill and 35 died. Most infections were registered in Colombo (W),
Trincomalee (NO) and Jaffna (N) districts. The number of cases was particularly high in
2017. According to press reports, it was the largest recorded outbreak to date.
Approximately 186,100 illnesses were reported, and around 395 people died. Pay attention
to protection against the predominantly diurnal vector mosquitoes.
last updated: 01/21/2022
South Africa
Rabies: 19 cases were recorded in the last year, 9 from Eastern Cape province, 6 from
KwaZulu-Natal province and 4 from Limpopo province. Most children have been infected
through contact with dogs or cats. In 2020, 6 infections were confirmed in KwaZulu-Natal
province and 2 in Limpopo province. There were also 3 other suspected cases, one each in
Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo provinces. In 2019, 10 cases were confirmed, 4
each in Eastern Cap and KwaZulu-Natal provinces and 2 in Limpopo province. There were 6
other suspected cases. The most common source of infection is dog bites. If you come into
contact with this, consult a doctor immediately, preventive vaccination is recommended in
the case of a foreseeable risk and a longer stay.
last updated: 07.01.2022
Timor Leste
Dengue: Since the beginning of the year, more than 520 people have fallen ill and 9 have
died. Children and young people under the age of 14 are most affected. In the entire
previous year, around 900 cases with 9 deaths were reported. Pay attention to protection
against the predominantly diurnal vector mosquitoes.
last updated: 01/21/2022
Hepatitis A: An outbreak in guests at an Italian restaurant in County Montgomery
(Pennsylvania) was confirmed in early January. 11 people are sick, there were two deaths.
At the end of September, 49 people fell ill in the city of Roanoke (Virginia). 4 people have
died. Several branches of the Famous Anthony’s restaurant chain were the source of the
outbreak. According to the CDC, since 2016 there has been an increase in nationwide
outbreaks in which the infections are transmitted from person to person. Mainly homeless
and addicted people are affected. 43,648 infections and 420 deaths have now been reported
from 37 states. Most infections were recorded in the states of Kentucky, Florida, Ohio,
Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Indiana. Carefully observe hygiene measures and
possibly consider vaccination.
last updated: 01/18/2022
Rabies: A total of 5 deaths were registered in the past year. A man in the state of Minnesota
has died from previously undiagnosed immunodeficiency despite post-exposure prophylaxis.
A traveler has died in New York after being bitten by a dog while in the Philippines. In
November, a child died after being bitten by a bat in Medina County, Texas. A man died in
Boise County (Idaho state) in October and had contact with a bat in August. At the end of
August, an 80-year-old man in Lake County, Illinois, died after contact with an infected bat.
He refused post-exposure treatment. It is the first death in Illinois since 1954. Human rabies
cases are rare in the US. Annually, about 55,000 people receive post-exposure treatment for
suspected animal contact (mainly contact with bats) and 4,000-6,000 cases of rabies in
animals (raccoons, skunks, bats, foxes) are registered. A doctor should be consulted
immediately after suspicious animal contact.
last updated: 01/11/2022

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