The International Maritime Organization (IMO) recently issued circular letter No. 3780 advising the shipping industry on the plague outbreak in Madagascar. The IMO's advice was based on information provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) which stated that there was no justification to impose travel or trade restrictions at this stage. To keep updated and for more information on the disease situation, please use this WHO link.
For more details on the plague, go to our Crew Support section for "Infectious or contagious diseases" and the "WHO handbook on Management of public health on board ships".
IMO circular letter no. 3780 dated 9 October 2017 on the Plague outbreak in Madagascar 0.1 MBDownload now
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