Disease Hot Spots March 2023

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March 9, 2023
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Disease hot spots in March 2023 may require pre arrival vaccination and tests.

Disease Hot Spots March 2023

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its disease alerts as of March 8, 2023. Additionally, the U.S. Department of State, Canada, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the European Centers for Disease Control (ECDC), and the United Kingdom (U.K.) publish disease outbreak, testing requirements, and security notices for destinations such as the following:

Cancun, Mexico - Dengue in 2023.

Cape Town, Africa - Measles, Cholera, Yellow Fever

Caribbean - Dengue, chikungunya, and Zika virus cases were confirmed in 2022 and 2023.

Houston, Texas - Tuberculosis cases increase by about 10% in 2022.

India - Measles, Dengue, Influenza

Kentucky - Measles cases confirmed near Lexington and Lousiville in 2023.

London, England - Poliovirus detected in wastewater systems in 2023.

Montreal, Canada - Polio

Miami, Florida - Locally-acquired dengue cases confirmed in 2022 and 2023.

New York - Poliovirus detections confirmed in 2023.

San Juan PR - Dengue and Zika virus cases confirmed in 2022.

Disease Trends

EcoHealth Alliance’s scientists created a global emerging disease hotspots map in 2008, looking at disease spillover from wildlife to humans to glean where disease events might occur. In addition, the Rand Corporation published an EBook identifying 25 countries in Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific at risk for disease outbreaks.