An outbreak of mumps has been reported in Philadelphia, PA. Mumps is caused by a virus that spreads from person-to-person via infected droplets. It is highly contagious, and nearly all cases occur among unvaccinated people. Symptoms include fever, painful and swollen glands, pain when swallowing, and in men, inflammation of the testes. Serious complications can occur. All travelers should ensure they are fully vaccinated against mumps.
Today, travelers in urban centers, including Buenos Aires, should expect significant disruption and avoid demonstrations linked to a nationwide strike called by multiple public sector workers’ unions. Participating groups have said they will attempt to block access routes to Buenos Aires. Related rallies are also due to be…