UAE issues warning against traveling to Madagascar

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The Ministry of Health and Prevention has recently issued a warning to UAE nationals and residents about traveling to Madagascar, following the country’s report of an alarming increase of cases of bubonic plague.

A scenic view of Madagascar

The ministry has called upon all travellers wishing to travel to Madagascar to visit the ministry’s Travel Health Clinics and health authorities throughout the country to learn more about the latest developments in the world, including Madagascar, for medical advice, vaccines, and preventive curative services.

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Baobab trees, Madagascar

Dr. Fatima Al-Attar, Vice President of the National Committee for International Health Regulations and the Control of Pandemics, confirmed the absence of infected cases in the UAE and added that the ministry will soon issue a circular for health workers covering essential information on the disease–including standard definition of cases, diagnosis, isolation procedures, prevention of infection, treatment and follow-up of surrounding people.

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