Debie Parker, Vacation Travel Advisor, Covington Travel
We are pleased to announce that CMV has been voted highly in the 2016 Silver Travel Awards, taking second place in the category Best Ocean Cruise Line. Local health authorities advise that, at 8 October 2010, just over 200 cases of Chikungunya virus infection have occurred in persons in Xinchun community (Dongguan City) in Wanjiang District. Almost 40 cases have been confirmed with serology tests. Chikungunya virus infection is spread by mosquitoes and causes illness with fever, body aches, rash and arthritis. It can be difficult to distinguish from Dengue without performing the specific blood tests. outbreaks usually occur in tropical areas of Africa, Asia and South East Asia. Prevention is by anti-mosquito measures. See the personalised Travel Health Reports and Fact Sheets for further information.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) advises that, from 11 July 2016, a single yellow fever vaccination is valid for life and so international travellers do not require a booster dose or revaccination providing a valid certificate of yellow fever vaccination is carried by the traveller. See our special new Fact Sheet.
April 2011, health authorities advise of a malaria outbreak in the Sidvwashini region of Northern Hhohho and surrounding areas of Masutaneni, Ngonini and Nya-katfo. It is thought cases relate to travellers infected with malaria returning from neighbouring malaria countries. Local transmission in Swaziland is thereafter likely due to the presence of Anopheline mosquitoes in Swaziland. See the personalised Travel Health Reports and Fact Sheets for further information.
The other problem with TripAdvisor is that if you have a problem as an owner you have very little chance of contacting anyone. Every route you try sends you around in circles on their helpdesk which is as I have found incredibly frustrating and never answered my questions. So be aware, as a holiday home booker with TripAdvisor, you are paying a very high service fee for very little service. I booked a holiday last year through TripAdvisor and paid well over £200 to them as part of the cost, for what? No more letting my cottage through them or booking a holiday through them.
A Yellow Fever outbreak was notified on 3 January 2011 in the north of Cote D’Ivoire. As of January 2011, more than 60 cases (more than 20 deaths) have occurred in 12 districts in Beoumi and Katiola districts (central region) and Worodougou region (north) of the country. There is concern about spread to other parts of the country. Health authorities wil be implementing a mass vaccination program against Yellow Fever, proposed start date is 22 January 2011, in Beoumi, Katiola, Makono & Seguela districts. Travellers are reminded to be in date for Yellow Fever vaccination for travel to Cote D’Ivoire and other Yellow Fever endemic countries. See the personalised Travel Health Reports and Fact Sheets for further information.