Chikungunya infection in American Samoa
'Monday, 28 July, 2014'
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'Sunday, 29 June, 2014'
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'Wednesday, 4 June, 2014'
Recurrence of parasitic muscle disease in offshore islands, Malaysia
'Sunday, 1 June, 2014'
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Welcome to The Travel Doctor (formerly known as Travellers Medical and Vaccination Centre (TMVC)) - experts in travel and tropical medicine. The Travel Doctor was established in New Zealand in 1996, and is one of the largest individual suppliers of travel medicine services in the world. We are able to provide a consistent and high quality service in the discipline of travel and tropical medicine.

The goal of The Travel Doctor is to promote safe and healthy travel. We have up to date international health advice and medical services to those intending to travel abroad. We have staff dedicated to travel medicine including specially trained doctors and nurse specialists at clinics based in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin, and Invercargill. They have post-graduate qualifications in travel and tropical medicine, ensuring they have a good level of knowledge in all aspects of healthcare for the traveller.

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Chikungunya infection in mainland USA

Friday, 18 July, 2014

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Rabies vaccination should be considered

Monday, 23 June, 2014

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Ebola Disease in West Africa update

Tuesday, 27 May, 2014

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Polio international emergency WHO statement

Thursday, 15 May, 2014

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MERS CoV case reported in USA

Saturday, 3 May, 2014

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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:02:34 +0000

Political Situation
A new national constitution is now in place and elections are scheduled to be held on 17 September 2014, the first since 2006.  Under the terms of the constitution the current government will remain in power until the election.  Some government departments and statutory authorities are still headed by military personnel and the government continues to rule by decree.  The government also has a degree of influence over the judiciary and some media outlets remain cautious about reporting anti-government views.

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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:02:44 +0000

Violent crime

Guatemala has one of the highest violent crime rates in Latin America. Much of this crime is drug and gang-related. Criminal acts often involve firearms and may include armed robbery, kidnapping, rape and murder. There have been reports of armed robbery and bus/carjackings affecting tourists on a number of travel routes, including the road to and from the international airport in Guatemala City.

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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:02:34 +0000

Civil unrest
Protests and demonstrations occur regularly in Chile, particularly in central Santiago and other major cities.  Dates of national significance such as 11 September (anniversary of military coup), 29 March (anniversary of the Young Combatant) and 1 May (Workers’ Day) may be a focus for protesters. 

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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:02:34 +0000

Terror attacks occur regularly in Nigeria and there is a very high threat from terrorism, especially in northern states.  The Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) has also been targeted by terrorists recently and further attacks there are likely. The terrorist groups Boko Haram and Ansaru regularly mount large-scale attacks in Nigeria.  Common targets include churches and mosques during times of worship, government and security institutions, and police stations.

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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:02:37 +0000

There are no significant security issues elsewhere in Malaysia but normal safety and security measures should be taken to ensure personal safety.

Terrorist and criminal groups based in the southern Philippines have in the past kidnapped people from the islands and coastal areas of eastern Sabah.  Foreigners have been specifically targeted and further kidnappings are likely.

Recent incidents include:

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