The absence of new confirmed Ebola cases and deaths in the NW outbreak since Sept 28 is a welcome development, however according to the WHO, the persistent issues (contacts lost to follow up, confirmed cases remaining in the community and challenges with safe and dignified burials) mean that the news must be interpreted with caution. Read more
Advice for travellers
Ebola virus disease is a severe viral haemorrhagic fever found in humans and other primates (such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). It spreads through families and friends in close contact with blood and infectious secretions of people with obvious symptoms and, as such, presents a low risk to tourists to the affected countries. Read more about Ebola virus disease.
Before you travel, call Travelvax Australia’s telephone advisory service on 1300 360 164 (toll-free from landlines) for country-specific advice and information. You can also make an appointment at your nearest Travelvax clinic to obtain vaccinations, medication to prevent or treat illness, and accessories for your journey.