Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (August 17, 2022)

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (August 17, 2022)​ 

Location: Worldwide 

Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Monkeypox in Multiple Countries.  The World Health Organization has determined the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (click here to view the WHO’s determination). 

Actions to Take:

  • Travelers should AVOID:
    • Close contact with sick people, including those with skin lesions or genital lesions.
    • Contact with dead or live wild animals such as small mammals including rodents (rats, squirrels) and non-human primates (monkeys, apes).
    • Eating or preparing meat from wild game (bushmeat) or using products derived from wild animals from Africa (creams, lotions, powders).
    • Contact with contaminated materials used by sick people (such as clothing, bedding, or materials used in healthcare settings) or that came into contact with infected animals.
  • If you are sick and could have monkeypox, delay travel by public transportation until you have been cleared by a healthcare professional or public health officials. 


U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Simpang 336-52-16-9, Jalan Duta
Bandar Seri Begawan BC 4115
Brunei Darussalam

State Department – Consular Affairs
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