14 Jan 2022

Conditions of Designation for Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres

Revision to The Conditions of Designation for yellow fever vaccination centres Read more

21 Jan 2022

Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano

Volcanic eruptions can cause widespread damage and health risks Read more

12 Jan 2022

Chinese New Year travel advice

Year of the Tiger - important information for those planning to travel abroad to celebrate Chinese New Year in 2022 Read more

10 Jan 2022

Worldwide rabies risk reminder

A reminder for travellers of the global risk of rabies Read more

07 Jan 2022

International travel and demonstrating COVID-19 status

Government guidance on how to demonstrate your COVID-19 status for travel Read more

06 Jan 2022

COVID-19 testing for international travel following recent infection

Advice for travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 Read more

12 Jan 2022

Aspects of Travel Health Online Workshops 2022

A series of two hour workshops for health professionals Read more

06 Jan 2022

Entering the UK: border measures update

Updated requirements for passengers returning to the UK Read more

29 Dec 2021

Yellow fever: outbreaks in West and Central Africa

Outbreaks reported in areas across West and Central Africa at risk of yellow fever transmission Read more

15 Dec 2021

Northern European Conference on Travel Medicine (NECTM)

Registration and abstract submission for NECTM8 is open Read more

Outbreak Surveillance

Lassa fever in Nigeria

19 Jan 2022 Nigeria

During 2021, a total of 510 cases of Lassa fever with 102 deaths have been confirmed across 17 states. Of all confirmed cases, most were reported in Edo , Ondo and Bauchi states.

Source: WHO

Human

Haemorrhagic fever

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Rabies in USA

07 Jan 2022 United States + Idaho
Illinois
Texas

Between 28 September and 3 November 2021, there were three confirmed cases of rabies (one each in Idaho, Illinois and Texas). All three cases died. All had direct contact with bats. The total number of rabies cases in 2021 was five, compared to no reported rabies cases in humans during 2020 and 2019.

Source: CDC

Human

Miscellaneous

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Rabies in brief

Hepatitis E in South Sudan

24 Dec 2021 South Sudan + Unity

In 2021, cases of hepatitis E have risen significantly. Between 1 January and 29 November 2021, 1,143 suspected cases and five deaths have been reported. A total of 47 cases have been laboratory confirmed during 2020-2021. The current outbreak is in Unity State, mainly in Benitu camp for internally displaced persons. A proportion of cases (28%) are reported from outside the camp, suggesting ongoing transmission in the surrounding community.

Source: WHO

Human

Food and water-borne

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Monkeypox in DRC

23 Dec 2021 Democratic Republic of the Congo + Maniema

On 9 December 2021, a monkeypox outbreak was declared by the Congolese authorities in Kibombo territory, Maniema province. As of 12 December 2021, a total of 196 cases and 24 deaths have been reported. This outbreak follows another that occurred across seven provinces (Equateur, Haut-Uele, MaiNdombe, Maniema, Mongala, Sud-Ubangi and Tshopo), with 2,918 suspected cases and 79 deaths reported between 1 January and 28 November 2021.

Source: WHO

Human

Miscellaneous

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Influenza A(H9N2) in China

23 Dec 2021 China + Guangdong

Between 10 and 16 December 2021, one new case of human infection with avian influenza A(H9N2) was reported from mainland China. The case is from Heyuan City, Guangdong Province with onset of illness on 28 November 2021. Prior to onset of illness, the case had exposure to a live poultry market. To date, 19 cases of avian influenza A(H9N2) have been reported to WHO from China in 2021.

Source: WHO

Human

Air-borne / Droplet

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Ebola in DRC

17 Dec 2021 Democratic Republic of the Congo + North Kivu

On 16 December 2021, the Ebola virus disease outbreak that emerged on 8 October 2021 was declared over, 42 days after the second negative test of the last confirmed case. The declaration was made in accordance with WHO recommendations.

Source: WHO

Human

Haemorrhagic fever

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Ebola virus disease in brief

Dengue in Pakistan

15 Dec 2021 Pakistan

From 1 January to 25 November 2021, a total of 48,906 cases including 183 deaths have been reported from four provinces (Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Balochistan) plus the federally administered Islamabad Capital Territory and Azad Jammu and Kashmir autonomous territories. As of 25 November, Punjab province reported the highest number of cases with 24,146 cases and 127 deaths. The deaths were mainly reported from Lahore district.

Source: WHO

Human

Vector-Borne

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Influenza A(H5N6) in China

15 Dec 2021 China

Authorities are closely monitoring four human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) reported in Mainland China. From 2014 to 15 December 2021, 57 human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) have been reported by mainland health authorities.

Source: State

Human

Air-borne / Droplet

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Influenza A(H5N1) in Luxembourg

03 Dec 2021 Luxembourg

As of 27 November 2021, highly pathogenic influenza A(H5N1) has been reported in two wild birds in Luxembourg. This is the first occurrence in the country.

Source: OIE

Animal

Air-borne / Droplet

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Yellow fever in Ghana

02 Dec 2021 Ghana + Upper West
Bono
Oti
Savannah

As of 1 December 2021, a total of 202 suspected yellow fever cases, including 70 confirmed cases and 35 deaths, have now been reported in four regions in Ghana.

Source: WHO

Human

Vector-Borne

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Yellow fever in brief

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TravelHealthPro

NaTHNaC, the National Travel Health Network & Centre, a UK government organisation which produces travel health guidance for healthcare professionals advising travellers and for travellers going overseas from the UK Read more