Travel Hot Spots 2023
Travel Disease Hot Spots June 2023
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes disease travel advisories as of June 2, 2023. Infectious disease outbreaks are currently being reported on the CDC website. Additionally, Canada, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the U.K. Foreign Travel Advice, and the European Centers for Disease Control (ECDC) publish disease outbreak news, testing requirements, and vaccination recommendations. Furthermore, the U.S. Department of State and local U.S. embassies issued security notices for cities and countries.
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U.S. Disease Hot Spots
As of June 2023, countries such as Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom have issued travel advisories focused on concerns when visiting the USA.
Arizona - West Nile virus outbreaks in 2023.
Florida - Locally-acquired and travel-related Dengue cases and Tuberculosis were confirmed in the Miami-Dade area in 2023.
Chicago - Known cases of mpox, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and HIV have been increasing.
Kentucky - Measles cases confirmed near Lexington and Lousiville in early 2023.
New York City - Poliovirus, Mpox, Measles, Tick-borne, and Tuberculosis disease detections were confirmed in 2023.
Puerto Rico - Dengue and Zika's cases were confirmed in 2023.
Texas - Tuberculosis cases increased by about 10% (Houston, Dallas) in 2022, locally-acquired dengue was detected in 2023, and limited health services in El Paso. A State of Emergency has been declared in Brownsville, El Paso, and Larado in 2023.
International Disease Hot Spots
Bahamas - Chikungunya, Dengue, and Zika
Brazil - Chikungunya, Dengue, Yellow Fever, and Zika viruses
Canada - Poliovirus in Montreal
Cancun, Mexico - Dengue
Caribbean - Dengue, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever, and Zika virus cases were confirmed in 2022 and 2023.
Costa Rica - Malaria and Dengue risks in 2023.
England - Measles, Mpox, Poliovirus.
El Salvador - Level 3: Reconsider Travel.
Guatemala - Level 3: Reconsider Travel.
Haiti - Do not travel to Haiti, says the U.S. Dept. of State.
Honduras - Level 3: Reconsider Travel.
India - Dengue, Influenza, Measles, Tuberculosis
Jamaica - High-level security alerts for most of the island.
South Africa - Measles, Cholera, Yellow Fever
South America - Dengue, Malaria, Measles, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, and State Department Travel Advisories.
The Rand Corporation published an EBook identifying 25 countries in Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific at risk for disease outbreaks.