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The Swiss Expert Committee for Travel Medicine (ECTM) - a body of the Swiss Society for Tropical and Travel Medicine (FMH) - has revamped the Safetravel® website and renamed it to HealthyTravel.ch. The website continues to offer basic travel medicine recommendations for laypersons free of charge. Professionals can also subscribe to additional travel medicine information and recommendations such as in-depth country-specific information, vaccination recommendations with expert opinions, detailed maps (including malaria recommendations), fact sheets (including e.g. dosage information for malaria prophylaxis) and other important travel medicine content. These can be used during travel medicine consultation of patients and clients and can be individually compiled for the traveller, printed out or sent electronically. The recommendations and content on HealthyTravel.ch reflect the recommendations of the Swiss Expert Committee for Travel Medicine. They are developed in cooperation with the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). The website is under construction and will be continuously expanded with additional content and updates. Please note that all content available on the website HealthyTravel.ch is protected by copyright and may not be passed on to third parties. Further information can be found in the flyer (LINK). The Swiss Expert Committee for Travel Medicine will be happy to answer any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org !
For the first time, 4 cases of circulating type 1 vaccine-derived poliovirus have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The cases occurred in Haut-Lomami province. In addition, 28 vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 cases have been confirmed in Bas-Uele, Maniema, South Kivu, and Tanganyika provinces, bringing the total number of cases in 2022 to 110, which is already significantly more than in the entire year 2021.
Ghana has declared the end of the Marburg virus disease outbreak that was confirmed in July 2022. It was the first outbreak of Marburg virus in the country. No new infections have been reported for 42 days. A total of three cases (including two deaths) have been confirmed in the Ashanti, Savannah, and West Ghana regions since the outbreak began on 7 July 2022.
According to media reports, in southern Ghana, the Ashanti Region Health Directorate reports an increase in human rabies cases in three districts in the region. As of 12 September 2022, a total of four confirmed cases and one probable case have been reported in the region. The cases are from Asante Akim South, Bosomtwe and Kwabre East.
On 20 September 2022, the Uganda Virus Research Institute confirmed a fatal Ebola virus infection in a 24-year-old man from Mubende district in central Uganda. The national rapid response team had previously investigated six suspected Ebola deaths in the same district. There are currently eight suspected cases. The source is not known. This is the first time since 2012 that there has been an outbreak in Uganda with the rare "Sudan" strain of Ebola virus. In 2019, there was an outbreak of the "Zaire" strain of Ebola. The virus was imported from neighboring D.R. Congo, where a large epidemic was then raging in the northeast. To date, there have been seven known outbreaks of the "Sudan" strain of Ebola virus: four in Uganda and three in Sudan.
Find out about the latest content updates on the website
The Swiss Expert Committee for Travel Medicine adapted the malaria risk areas. You will find the updated recommendations for malaria prevention on the country pages.
The WHO recommendation to prevent the international spread of poliomyelitis has been updated on the country pages.
The yellow fever entry requirement has been updated on the country page of Nicaragua and Paraguay.