Press Release Date: 2nd February 2011
Tropical Medical Bureau bring you the latest travel and health information from around the world.
The top worldwide travel news stories from TMB are as follows:
Cyclones hit flood-weary Australia
Flood-shattered Australia has been affected by two tropical cyclones throughout the devastated northeast, threatening further misery for already submerged towns. Tropical Cyclone Anthony is closing in on Queensland state. Abnormally high tides were forecast along the coast along with intense rain and flooding. Large numbers are being evacuated.
Measles Outbreak In Nimba County of Liberia
An outbreak of measles has been reported in Nimba County, located in the northern part of Liberia, which has experienced an influx of refugees since the crisis in neighboring Ivory Coast. The Minister of Health and Social Welfare has confirmed the outbreak of measles in that county affecting young adults and confirmed it has left one dead.
Increase in tourists visiting Greece despite economic problems
Greek tourism operators had expressed grave concerns last year that the economic conditions as well as a wave of strikes and protests would discourage visitors. However, tourists arriving in Greece in the first nine months of 2010 rose by 1.5 percent. Over 12.89 million foreign nationals entered the country by air, rail, sea or car, up from 12.7 million in the same period the previous year, the state statistics agency said.
2nd US tourist from Venezuela diagnosed with Cholera
A 2nd Massachusetts resident has been diagnosed with cholera, and 4 others are suspected of having the intestinal ailment, state disease trackers have reported. The source of the outbreak is unknown but all 6 cases acquired the infection in the Dominican Republic.
Two dead and thousands displaced in Malaysia floods
Two people have been killed and tens of thousands evacuated in floods that have hit parts of Malaysia after several days of continuous rain. The Star newspaper said that more than 37,000 people had been evacuated to 200 relief centres in Johor. Several main roads have been cut and electricity supplies have been hit.
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