Alerts in Middle East
Travelers should avoid nonessential travel to southeastern Turkey and northwestern Syria. On February 6, 2022, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in southeastern Turkey and northwestern Syria. The earthquake impacted infrastructure in both countries, limiting access to electricity, drinking water, and food supplies
From 29 December 2021 to 31 October 2022, 4 laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) were reported to WHO by Saudi Arabia. No deaths were reported.
As of October 13, a total of 18 cholera cases have been confirmed in Lebanon, including two probable deaths. This represents the first cholera outbreak in Lebanon since 1993.