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Medical & Security Alerts
China 4/15/2014 6:27:00 AM Health risks associated with reduced air quality • • • • • • China 4/15/2014 11:24:00 AM Bird flu A(H7N9) • • • • • • Philippines 4/15/2014 11:13:00 AM Measles cases on the rise • • • • • • Singapore 4/15/2014 9:46:00 AM Ongoing dengue outbreak • • • • • • Cameroon 4/15/2014 1:01:00 PM Cases of polio • • • • • • United States 4/16/2014 3:50:00 AM Mumps in Ohio • • • • • • United States 4/17/2014 10:42:00 AM Measles in Washington state • • • • • • Solomon Islands 4/15/2014 6:52:00 AM Flooding in Honiara, potential health risks • • • • • • Chile 4/16/2014 3:10:00 PM Potential health risk from fire, smoke in Valparaiso • • • • • • Malaysia 4/16/2014 1:45:00 PM On Our Radar - First imported case of MERS-CoV • • • • • • Philippines 4/16/2014 2:50:00 PM On Our Radar - First imported MERS-CoV case • • • • • • Tonga 4/16/2014 3:27:00 PM Chikungunya outbreak • • • • • • Nigeria 4/17/2014 4:26:00 AM Northern, central states: Attacks in Benue, Taraba underscore persistent threat of communal violence (Revised 17 Apr) • • • • • • Brazil 4/16/2014 10:40:00 AM Urban areas: Avoid all protests against World Cup due to risk of unrest (Revised 16 Apr) • • • • • • India 4/17/2014 12:04:00 AM Expect heightened security, associated disruption nationwide during ongoing multi-phased general elections (Revised 17 Apr) • • • • • • Iraq 4/16/2014 8:38:00 AM Anbar province: Defer all travel as fighting, security incidents persist in several areas (Revised 16 Apr) • • • • • • Mali 4/16/2014 8:06:00 AM Northern regions: Rocket attacks in Kidal underline continued threat posed by Islamist militant groups (Revised 16 Apr) • • • • • • Venezuela 4/16/2014 8:12:00 AM Clashes during opposition rally in Caracas underline potential for unrest during related gatherings; continue to defer non-essential travel (Revised 16 Apr) • • • • • • Yemen 4/15/2014 4:10:00 AM Border areas with Saudi: Fatal exchange of fire highlights travel risks on northern frontier (Revised 15 Apr) • • • • • • Australia 4/15/2014 1:42:00 AM Far-north Queensland: Clean-up, repair work under way following passage of severe tropical cyclone (Revised 15 Apr) • • • • • • Israel 4/15/2014 7:46:00 AM Israel, West Bank: Anticipate heightened security during Passover religious festival until 22 April (Revised 15 Apr) • • • • • • West Bank-Gaza Strip 4/15/2014 7:46:00 AM Israel, West Bank: Anticipate heightened security during Passover religious festival until 22 April (Revised 15 Apr) • • • • • • China 4/15/2014 1:07:00 AM Guangdong province: Unruly protests in Huazhou city highlight potential for further demonstrations in Maoming area • • • • • • Hong Kong (SAR) 4/15/2014 1:07:00 AM Guangdong province: Unruly protests in Huazhou city highlight potential for further demonstrations in Maoming area • • • • • • Macao, SAR 4/15/2014 1:07:00 AM Guangdong province: Unruly protests in Huazhou city highlight potential for further demonstrations in Maoming area • • • • • • Mexico 4/15/2014 2:11:00 AM Michoacan: Continue to avoid non-essential travel following fresh clashes on 12 April • • • • • • Saudi Arabia 4/15/2014 3:54:00 AM Border areas with Yemen: Fatal cross-border fire in Jizan province highlights travel risks along southern frontier • • • • • • China 4/15/2014 5:13:00 AM Xinjiang: Expect heightened security in Aksu prefecture following unruly protest over fatal shooting • • • • • • Hong Kong (SAR) 4/15/2014 5:13:00 AM Xinjiang: Expect heightened security in Aksu prefecture following unruly protest over fatal shooting • • • • • • Macao, SAR 4/15/2014 5:13:00 AM Xinjiang: Expect heightened security in Aksu prefecture following unruly protest over fatal shooting • • • • • • Libya 4/15/2014 8:48:00 AM Benghazi: Domestic flights resume, disruption eases as civic groups call off general strike • • • • • • West Bank-Gaza Strip 4/15/2014 9:15:00 AM West Bank: Shooting of Israeli nationals near Hebron underlines need for stringent journey management planning • • • • • • Nicaragua 4/15/2014 10:38:00 AM Managua, surrounding areas: Further aftershocks possible after strong earthquake causes disruption, damage • • • • • • Zambia 4/15/2014 11:04:00 AM Ndola: Armed attack on opposition supporters underscores need to avoid all political gatherings • • • • • • Egypt 4/15/2014 11:08:00 AM Clashes in Cairo, Zagazig underline potential for unrest during anti-government demonstrations • • • • • • Algeria 4/15/2014 11:22:00 AM Ghardaia city, environs: Fresh clashes underline heightened tensions, potential for sporadic outbreaks of communal violence • • • • • • Chile 4/15/2014 12:02:00 PM Valparaíso, environs: Monitor situation locally before commencing journeys due to ongoing wildfires, associated disruption • • • • • • Nigeria 4/15/2014 12:18:00 PM Jigawa state: Lethal attack by gunmen underlines need for stringent precautions across north • • • • • • Kenya 4/15/2014 1:15:00 PM Nairobi county: Armed attack at petrol station off Thika highway highlights need to exercise sensible precautions when stocking up essential provisions • • • • • • Sweden 4/15/2014 1:30:00 PM Jonkoping: Avoid rally by far-right group on 1 May as security precaution • • • • • • Bahrain 4/15/2014 2:07:00 PM Northern governorate: Arson attack on security force vehicle in Hamad Town highlights potential for periodic low-level attacks • • • • • • Thailand 4/15/2014 2:55:00 PM Bangkok: Fatal shooting near Lumphini Park highlights risk of violence around protest sites • • • • • • Libya 4/15/2014 4:11:00 PM Tripoli: Abduction of Jordanian diplomat highlights HIGH travel risks, need for stringent security precautions • • • • • • Ukraine 4/17/2014 12:11:00 AM Travel to most of Ukraine can continue with additional precautions except for Donetsk, Luhansk, Crimea regions • • • • • • Nigeria 4/15/2014 4:58:00 PM Abuja: Travel can proceed despite lethal bomb attack; minimise time spent around likely militant targets • • • • • • Egypt 4/15/2014 7:10:00 PM North Sinai governorate: Militant attacks, subsequent security operations underscore need to avoid non-essential travel • • • • • • Pakistan 4/17/2014 12:09:00 AM Localised disruption likely, unrest possible during demonstration in Karachi on 17 April, nationwide protests on 18 April • • • • • • Colombia 4/15/2014 7:36:00 PM Cauca department: Expect heightened security on Panamerican Highway following new attack by leftist rebels • • • • • • China 4/16/2014 1:48:00 AM Guangdong province: Further demonstrations by striking factory workers possible in Dongguan; avoid all gatherings • • • • • • Hong Kong (SAR) 4/16/2014 1:48:00 AM Guangdong province: Further demonstrations by striking factory workers possible in Dongguan; avoid all gatherings • • • • • • Macao, SAR 4/16/2014 1:48:00 AM Guangdong province: Further demonstrations by striking factory workers possible in Dongguan; avoid all gatherings • • • • • • Haiti 4/16/2014 2:46:00 AM Unrest during opposition protest underlines potential for disturbances during further related events • • • • • • Egypt 4/16/2014 7:13:00 AM Urban centres: Explosions in Giza underline growing militant threat • • • • • • South Sudan 4/16/2014 9:24:00 AM Lakes state: Fatal clashes in Rumbek East county underline risks posed by communal violence • • • • • • Nepal 4/17/2014 12:11:00 AM Low-level disruptive activism likely during planned opposition protests in all districts on 17 April • • • • • • Cameroon 4/16/2014 12:58:00 PM Extreme North region: Clashes between army, Nigerian Islamist militants highlight need to avoid travel to border area with Nigeria • • • • • • Brazil 4/16/2014 1:38:00 PM Rio de Janeiro: Renewed clashes between squatters, security forces underline potential for further unruly protests • • • • • • South Sudan 4/16/2014 2:49:00 PM Unity state: Rebel capture of Bentiu, reported threat to oil fields highlights need to defer travel • • • • • • Egypt 4/16/2014 3:11:00 PM Sharm al-Sheikh: Air Berlin suspends flights to resort city until 30 April • • • • • • Central African Republic 4/16/2014 3:36:00 PM Bangui: Armed attacks highlight volatility of security environment; essential travel can continue • • • • • • West Bank-Gaza Strip 4/17/2014 12:11:00 AM Anticipate heightened security, demonstrations during Palestinian Prisoners' Day on 17 April • • • • • • Cambodia 4/17/2014 12:10:00 AM Phnom Penh: Avoid demonstrations by garment workers during strike on 17-22 April • • • • • • Congo, Democratic Republic 4/16/2014 4:44:00 PM Beni (North Kivu): Homemade bomb attacks highlight volatile security situation; avoid non-essential travel • • • • • • Brazil 4/16/2014 8:04:00 PM Bahia: Deployment of military to increase security during ongoing police strike; continue to observe security precautions • • • • • • Thailand 4/17/2014 12:09:00 AM Bangkok: Anti-government marches to resume on 17 April; pro-government rallies planned in Thawi Wattana from 18 April • • • • • • Jordan 4/16/2014 8:43:00 PM Border areas with Syria: Airstrike demonstrates persistent potential for security incidents, associated travel risks • • • • • • Nicaragua 4/16/2014 10:16:00 PM Suspicious death of foreign national highlights need for basic precautions against crime • • • • • • Algeria 4/17/2014 12:05:00 AM Avoid all political gatherings around 17 April elections; potential for unrest highest in Kabylie region, Batna province • • • • • • Ukraine 4/17/2014 12:10:00 AM Donetsk: Avoid pro-Ukrainian rally on 17 April at Lenin Square due to potential for clashes • • • • • • Israel 4/17/2014 12:26:00 AM Jerusalem: Clashes at Temple Mount complex underline need for caution at religious sites • • • • • • Pakistan 4/17/2014 2:14:00 AM Travel risks remain unchanged despite end of Taliban ceasefire • • • • • • Mexico 4/17/2014 4:12:00 AM Tamaulipas state: Continue to defer non-essential travel as violence persists; further incidents likely • • • • • • Korea, South 4/17/2014 4:20:00 AM Sinking of ship off south-western coast not indicative of major safety concerns over ferry travel • • • • • • Philippines 4/17/2014 5:07:00 AM Large crowds, associated security measures to disrupt travel during International Labour Day rallies • • • • • • Ukraine 4/17/2014 5:34:00 AM Continue to defer non-essential travel to Donetsk, Luhansk regions due to volatile security situation • • • • • • Egypt 4/17/2014 6:32:00 AM Exercise caution, expect increased security around Coptic Christian facilities over Easter weekend • • • • • • Ethiopia 4/17/2014 6:56:00 AM Border areas with Sudan: Fatal attack on bus in Beneshangul-Gumuz region illustrates HIGH travel risks • • • • • • South Sudan 4/17/2014 7:41:00 AM Upper Nile state: Personnel in, near Renk town should stand fast following reports of heavy fighting • • • • • • Ukraine 4/17/2014 8:11:00 AM Donetsk province: Further violence possible in Mariupol following overnight attack on military base; continue to defer non-essential travel • • • • • • New Zealand 4/17/2014 8:15:00 AM Anticipate disruption in coming days due to passage of remnants of former severe tropical cyclone Ita • • • • • • Chile 4/17/2014 8:23:00 AM Santiago: Plan routes avoiding rally by student groups on 24 April • • • • • • Lebanon 4/17/2014 8:49:00 AM Beirut, other urban centres: Avoid vicinity of planned union-led demonstrations on 22, 29 April • • • • • • Bangladesh 4/17/2014 9:00:00 AM Anticipate disruption to overland travel during rally by main opposition party on 22-23 April; avoid associated demonstrations • • • • • • Algeria 4/17/2014 9:22:00 AM Tizi Ouzou: Plan routes avoiding rally on 20 April due to risk of localised unrest • • • • • • Burkina Faso 4/17/2014 9:58:00 AM Ouagadougou, Bobo-Dioulasso: Avoid vicinity of national electricity company offices on 29 April due to planned protests by civic group • • • • • •
 


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