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Medical & Security Alerts
Saudi Arabia 4/24/2014 7:05:00 AM More cases of MERS-CoV (novel coronavirus) reported • • • • • • Fiji 4/22/2014 11:53:00 AM Ongoing dengue activity • • • • • • United States 4/23/2014 11:17:00 AM Measles in New York City • • • • • • Guinea 4/22/2014 1:59:00 PM Ebola virus disease outbreak • • • • • • Sierra Leone 4/22/2014 1:55:00 PM Suspected Ebola • • • • • • Liberia 4/22/2014 1:39:00 PM Ebola confirmed in Lofa and Margibi, and Lassa fever in Margibi and US traveller from West Africa • • • • • • United States 4/23/2014 11:08:00 AM Measles outbreak in California • • • • • • Solomon Islands 4/24/2014 9:18:00 AM Flooding in Honiara, potential health risks • • • • • • Pakistan 4/24/2014 12:01:00 AM Islamabad: Avoid planned rallies on 24 April against madrasah reforms (Revised 4 Apr) • • • • • • Brazil 4/23/2014 9:18:00 PM Parana state: Avoid sit-in protest in Curitiba, demonstrations related to ongoing indefinite strike by teachers (Revised 21.18 GMT) • • • • • • Iceland 4/23/2014 7:31:00 PM Expect flight disruption on 25, 30 April due to airport workers' strike (Revised 19.31 GMT) • • • • • • India 4/24/2014 12:01:00 AM Expect heightened security, associated disruption nationwide during ongoing multi-phased general elections • • • • • • Lebanon 4/22/2014 12:04:00 AM Beirut, other urban centres: Avoid vicinity of planned union-led demonstration on 29 April • • • • • • Egypt 4/22/2014 12:01:00 AM Cairo: Avoid demonstration by opposition groups on 26 April due to potential for unrest • • • • • • Iraq 4/22/2014 4:02:00 PM Southern provinces: Fatal bombings in Wasit, surrounding area underscore HIGH travel risks, need for security measures (Revised 22 Apr) • • • • • • Sudan 4/22/2014 12:30:00 PM West Kordofan state: Abduction of foreign nationals during attack on oilfield underlines HIGH travel risks (Revised 22 Apr) • • • • • • Algeria 4/23/2014 1:23:00 PM Tizi Ouzou province: Anticipate heightened security during ongoing military operation in Iboudraren, environs (Revised 23 Apr) • • • • • • Turkey 4/24/2014 6:10:00 AM Hatay province: Cross-border firing in Altinozu underlines risks posed by spillover violence in Syrian border areas (Revised 24 Apr) • • • • • • Egypt 4/23/2014 7:42:00 PM Cairo: Avoid rival rallies during Sinai Liberation Day on 25 April (Revised 19.42 GMT) • • • • • • Algeria 4/22/2014 1:35:00 AM Tizi Ouzou: Further disturbances possible as clashes between protesters, security forces continue for second day • • • • • • Japan 4/23/2014 7:36:00 PM Tokyo: Anticipate heightened security during ongoing visit of US president until 25 April (Revised 19.37 GMT) • • • • • • Venezuela 4/24/2014 9:54:00 AM Continue to defer non-essential travel as pro-, anti-government demonstrations persist (Revised 24 Apr) • • • • • • Bulgaria 4/24/2014 12:01:00 AM Blagoevgrad province: Reconfirm status of routes as farmers threaten to block access to border crossings on 24-25 April • • • • • • Yemen 4/22/2014 10:41:00 AM Air strikes on militants reminder of EXTREME travel risks in Abyan, Bayda provinces; no change in travel advice • • • • • • Colombia 4/22/2014 11:18:00 AM Expect disruptive protests, potential localised unrest during nationwide strike by agricultural workers on 28 April • • • • • • Italy 4/22/2014 11:19:00 AM Rome: Expect heightened security, associated disruption on 27 April due to canonisation ceremony • • • • • • Lebanon 4/22/2014 12:22:00 PM Bekaa province: Security force operation aimed at besieged town underscores HIGH travel risks in Syrian border areas • • • • • • Yemen 4/22/2014 1:36:00 PM Mukalla: Fatal clashes between security forces, militants underline persistent travel risks from militancy • • • • • • Sudan 4/22/2014 2:25:00 PM Southern Kordofan state: Continue to defer travel as clashes persist between military, rebels • • • • • • Mozambique 4/23/2014 8:13:00 PM Central provinces: Fatal clashes between rebels, security forces underscore persistent threat of violence despite peace talks (Revised 23 Apr) • • • • • • Central African Republic 4/22/2014 3:38:00 PM Recent clashes throughout country highlight need to avoid all travel outside Bangui • • • • • • Congo, Democratic Republic 4/22/2014 3:55:00 PM Likasi: Keep abreast of developments due to violent scuffles between army members, political activists • • • • • • Tunisia 4/22/2014 4:41:00 PM Djerba: Anticipate heightened security, associated disruption during Jewish pilgrimage on 16-18 May • • • • • • Yemen 4/22/2014 7:27:00 PM Sanaa: Series of security incidents underscore poor security provision, need to avoid non-essential travel • • • • • • Brazil 4/24/2014 12:01:00 AM Rio de Janeiro: Exercise heightened caution near banks, ATMs during strike by security guards from 24 April; delays possible at airports • • • • • • Chile 4/23/2014 4:54:00 AM Santiago: Avoid planned rallies by civic groups on 26 April • • • • • • Ukraine 4/23/2014 6:17:00 AM Donetsk, Luhansk regions: Security situation likely to remain volatile; continue to defer travel • • • • • • Algeria 4/23/2014 6:33:00 AM Presidential inauguration on 27 April liable to prompt fresh protests; potential for associated unrest highest in Kabylie region • • • • • • India 4/23/2014 8:05:00 AM Asom state: Overnight curfew remains imposed in Bihuguri, surrounding areas amid heightened communal tensions • • • • • • Guinea 4/23/2014 8:33:00 AM Travel can resume with precautions despite ongoing Ebola virus outbreak • • • • • • Egypt 4/23/2014 12:30:00 PM Bomb explosion in Cairo outskirts underscores militant threat outside North Sinai (Revised 12.30 GMT) • • • • • • Brazil 4/23/2014 8:48:00 AM Rio de Janeiro: Anticipate heightened security in Ipanema, Copacabana following unruly demonstrations over death of local man • • • • • • India 4/24/2014 12:01:00 AM Jammu and Kashmir: Expect heightened security amid risk of separatist unrest during electoral cycle • • • • • • Mali 4/23/2014 9:33:00 AM Death of kidnapped French national reminder of risks from Islamist militancy • • • • • • South Sudan 4/23/2014 10:08:00 AM Unity state: Further heavy fighting credible in days ahead; continue to defer all travel • • • • • • Iraq 4/23/2014 10:16:00 AM Airspace likely to be closed as part of stringent security measures ahead of, during 30 April election • • • • • • Liberia 4/23/2014 10:18:00 AM Liberia, Sierra Leone: Travel can proceed with precautions despite ongoing Ebola outbreak • • • • • • Sierra Leone 4/23/2014 10:18:00 AM Liberia, Sierra Leone: Travel can proceed with precautions despite ongoing Ebola outbreak • • • • • • Taiwan 4/23/2014 10:51:00 AM Taipei: Avoid vicinity of anti-nuclear demonstrations outside government buildings until 26 April • • • • • • India 4/24/2014 12:01:00 AM Manipur state: Shutdown strike on 24-25 April by ethnic groups liable to disrupt travel, commercial activities; avoid related protests • • • • • • Pakistan 4/24/2014 12:01:00 AM Gilgit-Baltistan: Continue to avoid non-essential travel to Gilgit city centre due to ongoing protest; talks scheduled for 24 April • • • • • • Philippines 4/23/2014 1:19:00 PM Manila: Heightened security, small-scale protests likely ahead of, during US president's visit on 28-29 April • • • • • • South Africa 4/23/2014 2:07:00 PM Johannesburg: Shoot-out in Sandton area highlights risks associated with gun crime • • • • • • Colombia 4/23/2014 5:15:00 PM Meta department: Guerrillas blow up sole bridge access to Mapiripan municipality; air travel remains preferable • • • • • • Kenya 4/23/2014 10:56:00 PM Nairobi: Expect heightened security in Pangani after fatal explosion (Revised 22.55 GMT) • • • • • • Yemen 4/23/2014 8:32:00 PM Southern provinces: Avoid separatist rallies on, around 27 April anniversary; authorites announce heightened security measures in Aden • • • • • • Brazil 4/23/2014 10:13:00 PM Rio Grande do Norte state: Monitor developments after police suspend strike; walkout may resume on 7 May • • • • • • Afghanistan 4/23/2014 11:45:00 PM Exercise increased vigilance during Mujahideen Victory Day on 28 April • • • • • • Venezuela 4/24/2014 1:17:00 AM Caracas: Avoid anti-government rallies on 25, 26 April due to risk of unrest • • • • • • Malaysia 4/24/2014 1:33:00 AM Kuala Lumpur: Expect heightened security during US presidential visit on 26-28 April; avoid planned protest outside US embassy on 25 April • • • • • • Argentina 4/24/2014 1:50:00 AM Buenos Aires: Avoid protests in Wilde suburb on 25 April due to potential for localised unrest • • • • • • Togo 4/24/2014 2:41:00 AM Lomé: Avoid opposition rally on 26 April due to potential for unrest • • • • • • Pakistan 4/24/2014 7:45:00 AM Karachi: Fatal bomb attack targeting police officer underlines travel risks posed by persistent militancy (Revised 07.44 GMT) • • • • • • Malaysia 4/24/2014 4:45:00 AM Large crowds, associated security measures to disrupt travel during International Labour Day rallies • • • • • • Thailand 4/24/2014 5:00:00 AM Pro-government rallies scheduled in several provinces on 26 April-1 May; avoid all demonstrations • • • • • • Thailand 4/24/2014 6:15:00 AM Southern border provinces: Anticipate increased security ahead of 28 April anniversary of mosque killings; avoid non-essential travel to areas of insurgency • • • • • • Afghanistan 4/24/2014 9:38:00 AM Kabul: Anticipate heightened security following fatal shooting of foreign nationals in hospital (Revised 09.38 GMT) • • • • • • Israel 4/24/2014 7:18:00 AM Rocket fire into southern Israel underlines persistent risk of such attacks in border areas • • • • • • West Bank-Gaza Strip 4/24/2014 7:18:00 AM Rocket fire into southern Israel underlines persistent risk of such attacks in border areas • • • • • • Thailand 4/24/2014 8:07:00 AM Bangkok: Continue to avoid protest sites as basic security precaution • • • • • • Brazil 4/24/2014 8:53:00 AM Sao Paulo: Avoid protest against international football tournament on 29 April due to risk of unrest • • • • • • Senegal 4/24/2014 9:16:00 AM Dakar: Anticipate heightened security, associated travel disruption on 25 April due to expected return of former president • • • • • •
 


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Rest assured that whenever you travel internationally or live abroad, Lipscomb University has a 24/7 resource on call, online and even on the ground to help with any medical, security and logistical questions, concerns and situations that may arise. So if you need a medical referral, lose your medication, seek pre-travel advice or experience a medical or security crisis, Lipscomb University has a fully integrated program in place so you receive the care and expertise that you need, whenever and wherever you need it.

Lipscomb University partners with International SOS, the leading medical assistance, international healthcare and security assistance company. Travel security services are provided by a joint venture of International SOS and Control Risks, the world's leading security risk management firm.

Take advantage of this powerful resource by calling an International SOS assistance center, which has physicians, multilingual coordinators, operations managers, logistics support personnel and medical and security professionals on hand to speak with you.

Also, prepare yourself by browsing through our various medical and security online tools and signing up for our alerts.

Through International SOS, you can store your vital personal health, vaccination and travel information securely online. That way you can access it anytime, anywhere. The information will be available to you and, with your consent, made available to International SOS medical staff to better assist you in the event of an emergency. The system also recommends appropriate vaccinations and sends you reminders when follow-up boosters are required.

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