The World Health Organization's (WHO) latest Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report (PDF) states that transmission remains persistent and widespread across Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The three capital cities continue to be significant hotspots. At least one case has been reported from every district in both Liberia and Sierra Leone. Cases and deaths are likely being under-reported. In total, there have been over 13,700 confirmed, probable and suspected cases with more than 4,900 deaths. International SOS has a team working around the clock to bring you this website - it provides the latest information on developments, travel advice and how individuals and organisations can respond. Downloadable resources are also available.see all news read more
Ebola Outbreak Overview
An uncontrolled outbreak of Ebola virus is currently underway in three countries in West Africa (Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone). This is the largest Ebola outbreak ever reported, both in terms of case numbers and geographical spread. It's also the first time the disease has affected large cities. The capital cities of all three nations are affected. The disease is spreading person to person, causing significant international concern and disrupting both the health and economy of these countries as well as neighboring nations. in late July, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a Grade 3 emergency, its highest level of any emergency response. Read more by clicking heresee all news read more
Pilot orders pizza for plane
After being stuck on the tarmac for nearly two hours, Frontier Airlines pilot Gerhard Brandner ordered pizza for everyone onboard — on his own dime. The flight was headed from Washington, D.C., to Denver but was diverted to Cheyenne, Wyo., because of thunderstorms and lightning. The plane was grounded, and the passengers were stranded inside. Wanting to ease the tension, and feeling hungry himself, Brandner called up the local Domino’s Pizza at 10 p.m. and ordered enough cheesy deliciousness for the entire plane. And this wasn’t your typical late-night college dorm order. There were 160 passengers onboard, meaning Domino’s sent more than 36 pizzas! Source: Yahoo Travel Newssee all news read more
Dubai outranks New York as tourism hotspot
Dubai continues to climb the ranks in the world’s top 10 destinations and recently became the fifth most favourite hotspot for travelers, ahead of New York and other popular cities in Europe, a new MasterCard study revealed on Wednesday. Dubai is the only city in the Middle East and Africa region to make it to the top five list. London is now the number one destination city by international visitor arrivals, followed by Bangkok, which occupied last year’s top spot, Paris and Singapore. According to MasterCard’s Global Destination Cities Index, which tracks the growth of international travelers from more than 100 cities across the globe, 12 million international visitors will come to Dubai this year, an increase of 7.5 per cent from 2013. The increase in visitor numbers has helped propelled Dubai to the fifth spot, outrunning close rivals like New York and Istanbul, both of which ranked higher than Dubai last year.see all news read more
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