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Medical & Security Alerts
India 2/25/2015 12:26:00 PM Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09/”swine flu” activity • • • • • • Canada 2/25/2015 5:03:00 PM Measles outbreaks in Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec • • • • • • Bolivia 2/25/2015 8:03:00 AM Chikungunya in South America • • • • • • Brazil 2/25/2015 8:03:00 AM Chikungunya in South America • • • • • • Colombia 2/25/2015 8:03:00 AM Chikungunya in South America • • • • • • Ecuador 2/25/2015 8:03:00 AM Chikungunya in South America • • • • • • French Guiana 2/25/2015 8:03:00 AM Chikungunya in South America • • • • • • Guyana 2/25/2015 8:03:00 AM Chikungunya in South America • • • • • • Paraguay 2/25/2015 8:03:00 AM Chikungunya in South America • • • • • • Venezuela 2/25/2015 8:03:00 AM Chikungunya in South America • • • • • • Australia 2/26/2015 1:48:00 PM On Our Radar - Ross River Fever • • • • • • Uganda 2/25/2015 7:54:00 AM Typhoid outbreak in Kampala • • • • • • Bahrain 2/25/2015 3:14:00 AM Manama, environs: Expect, avoid further opposition protests in coming weeks (Revised 25 Feb) • • • • • • Nepal 2/25/2015 3:56:00 AM Kathmandu: Anticipate disruption on 28 February due to large opposition rally (Revised 25 Feb) • • • • • • Argentina 2/27/2015 12:01:00 AM Buenos Aires: Pro-government rallies on 27 February, 1 March to cause significant disruption • • • • • • Maldives 2/27/2015 12:02:00 AM Malé: Avoid planned protests on 27 February over detention of former president • • • • • • Nigeria 2/25/2015 1:44:00 AM Kano state: Fatal bombing in Kano highlights persistent risk from Islamist militancy; avoid non-essential travel • • • • • • Sudan 2/25/2015 6:28:00 AM Khartoum: Anti-government protest prompts clashes between protesters, police; avoid all further demonstrations • • • • • • Kenya 2/25/2015 6:55:00 AM Nyandarua county: Fatal clashes in Kinangop underline need to avoid further protests over controversial power project • • • • • • Jordan 2/25/2015 7:28:00 AM Shooting incident highlights spillover risks near Syrian border; defer non-essential travel to frontier areas • • • • • • Tunisia 2/25/2015 10:42:00 AM Discovery of terrorist plot, arrest of suspects not indicative of increased travel risks • • • • • • Kenya 2/25/2015 11:44:00 AM Nairobi: Avoid University of Nairobi campus due to potential for further violent protests by students • • • • • • Mozambique 2/25/2015 3:31:00 PM Manica province: Fatal clashes in Mavonde highlight need for security support at illegal mining sites • • • • • • United Kingdom 2/25/2015 4:06:00 PM Threat by Somalia-based militants to commercial sites warrants vigilance, does not point to heightened travel risks • • • • • • United States 2/25/2015 4:14:00 PM Terrorist threat against shopping centres not indicative of heightened risk to travellers • • • • • • Canada 2/25/2015 4:22:00 PM Terrorist threat against shopping centres not indicative of heightened risk to travellers • • • • • • Iraq 2/25/2015 5:28:00 PM Baghdad: Some carriers resume flights following gun attack on airliner; continue to avoid non-essential travel • • • • • • Mexico 2/25/2015 6:24:00 PM Mexico, Morelos, Puebla states: Monitor developments as increased volcanic activity may disrupt travel • • • • • • Afghanistan 2/25/2015 11:10:00 PM Northern provinces: Defer travel to areas of Panjshir severely affected by avalanches • • • • • • Nigeria 2/26/2015 12:22:00 AM Nasarawa, Plateau states: Political attacks highlight risk of violence during election period • • • • • • United States 2/26/2015 12:58:00 AM South-east, Mid-Atlantic states: Anticipate travel disruption due to severe weather • • • • • • Djibouti 2/26/2015 2:24:00 AM Djibouti, Somalia: Unconfirmed reports of border closure underscore persistent security concerns, need to avoid overland travel • • • • • • Somalia 2/26/2015 2:24:00 AM Djibouti, Somalia: Unconfirmed reports of border closure underscore persistent security concerns, need to avoid overland travel • • • • • • Venezuela 2/26/2015 3:14:00 AM Urban centres: Further anti-government demonstrations likely in coming hours, days; avoid all protests • • • • • • Afghanistan 2/26/2015 1:20:00 PM Kabul: Anticipate security restrictions in Shar-e Nau in wake of suicide bombing (Revised 13.20 GMT) • • • • • • Jordan 2/26/2015 4:36:00 AM Amman: US embassy alert underscores persistent risk of militancy; normal travel can continue • • • • • • Mexico 2/26/2015 5:26:00 AM Guerrero state: Avoid planned rally by teachers' unions in Ayutla de los Libres on 1 March • • • • • • Argentina 2/27/2015 12:02:00 AM Demonstrations likely during several union-led strikes until 3 March • • • • • • Austria 2/26/2015 8:00:00 AM Avoid planned anti-immigrant rallies, counter-protests due to potential for localised unrest, disruption • • • • • • Belgium 2/26/2015 8:00:00 AM Avoid planned anti-immigrant rallies, counter-protests due to potential for localised unrest, disruption • • • • • • Denmark 2/26/2015 8:00:00 AM Avoid planned anti-immigrant rallies, counter-protests due to potential for localised unrest, disruption • • • • • • Germany 2/26/2015 8:00:00 AM Avoid planned anti-immigrant rallies, counter-protests due to potential for localised unrest, disruption • • • • • • United Kingdom 2/26/2015 8:00:00 AM Avoid planned anti-immigrant rallies, counter-protests due to potential for localised unrest, disruption • • • • • • Libya 2/26/2015 8:29:00 AM Entire country raised to EXTREME for travel security risks; continue to defer all travel • • • • • • Malaysia 2/26/2015 9:16:00 AM Sabah state: Authorities extend maritime curfew in eastern areas until 14 March amid security concerns • • • • • • Egypt 2/26/2015 10:12:00 AM Cairo, environs: Small bombings of civilian, foreign targets highlight complexity of militant threat • • • • • • South Africa 2/26/2015 10:42:00 AM Johannesburg: Fatal mob attack on William Nicol Drive likely linked to taxi association rivalries • • • • • • Nigeria 2/26/2015 12:14:00 PM Clashes between rival groups in Lagos highlight risk of violence ahead of, during election period • • • • • • Yemen 2/26/2015 12:45:00 PM Hodeidah: Armed clashes in city highlight EXTREME travel risk rating; defer all travel • • • • • • Haiti 2/26/2015 1:44:00 PM Port-au-Prince: Further unruly demonstrations likely over fuel price; avoid all gatherings • • • • • • Lebanon 2/26/2015 2:05:00 PM Bekaa province: Army ousts Islamist militants from two border positions; defer non-essential travel • • • • • • El Salvador 2/26/2015 2:34:00 PM San Salvador, environs: Check status of routes to airport following disruptive protests over water shortages • • • • • • Greece 2/27/2015 12:02:00 AM Athens: Avoid anti-austerity rally at Syntagma Square on 27 February due to potential for localised unrest • • • • • • Ukraine 2/26/2015 3:46:00 PM Kyiv: Anticipate, avoid further anti-government protests; travel to city can continue • • • • • • Nigeria 2/26/2015 4:32:00 PM Kogi, Nasarawa states: Abduction of Chinese, US nationals underscores need for stringent security precautions • • • • • • Russia 2/26/2015 5:56:00 PM Moscow, urban centres: Avoid planned anti-government protest on 1 March • • • • • • Nigeria 2/26/2015 8:38:00 PM Jos: Minimise movement following fatal bombings; avoid non-essential travel (Revised 20.37 GMT) • • • • • • Congo, Democratic Republic 2/26/2015 7:28:00 PM South-Kivu: Avoid non-essential travel to rural areas amid ongoing military operations against rebels • • • • • • Bangladesh 2/26/2015 9:10:00 PM Avoid all related gatherings during nationwide strike from 1 March due to risk of violence • • • • • • Bahrain 2/27/2015 12:01:00 AM Northern governorate: Avoid planned rally in Diraz on 27 February due to risk of unrest; further demonstrations possible • • • • • • Myanmar 2/26/2015 11:16:00 PM Shan state: Defer non-essential travel to Kokang due to travel risks from armed conflict • • • • • • New Zealand 2/26/2015 11:23:00 PM Auckland: Avoid vicinity of WestCity Mall in Henderson following fire at underground car park, associated disruption • • • • • • Nauru 2/26/2015 11:37:00 PM Avoid planned demonstration near detention centre as security precaution • • • • • • Venezuela 2/27/2015 12:23:00 AM Caracas: Avoid pro-government rally on 28 February due to potential for unrest • • • • • •
 


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