UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has issued a warning to UAE nationals and residents about traveling to Madagascar, after the country reported an alarming rise in cases of pneumonia.
MOHAP urged all travelers to visit traveler 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 and curative services.
The Ministry is currently working in close cooperation with the Dubai Health Authority, Health Authority - Abu Dhabi and General Civil Aviation Authority on awareness leaflets to be distributed during the flights. The leaflets highlight information and advice on the disease, its symptoms and how to obtain medical treatment.
There are currently no direct flights between the UAE and Madagascar, except through indirect flights via domestic and international airlines through Kenya and Ethiopia.
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