The CDC recommends that travellers avoid all nonessential travel to Venezuela. There are outbreaks of infectious diseases, and adequate health care is not available in most of the country. There has been a breakdown of the medical infrastructure in Venezuela. There are shortages of food, water, electricity, medicine, and medical supplies creating a crisis in many parts of the country. Adequate health care is currently not available through the public health system in Venezuela. Infectious diseases are on the rise, and several large outbreaks are occurring of measles, diphtheria and malaria