28 Oct 2020

Polio: Public Health Emergency of International Concern

An update on the polio Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) Read more

21 Oct 2020

Travelling for Diwali: Know Before You Go

Celebrating Diwali abroad? Careful preparation helps ensure a safe and enjoyable trip Read more

20 Oct 2020

COVID-19 (coronavirus): general advice for travellers

Advice for travellers from the UK on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 outbreak Read more

20 Oct 2020

Travelling for school half-term holidays

Advice and recommendations for those travelling during autumn half-term holidays Read more

08 Oct 2020

Umrah 2020/1442H: some restrictions eased for pilgrims

A staged approach to ease current restrictions is planned Read more

01 Oct 2020

Dengue reminder

Dengue is a viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes; it is found in tropical and sub-tropical climates, but also reported in parts of Europe Read more

29 Sep 2020

COVID-19 reminder

Increases in COVID-19 cases in young people travelling to Europe Read more

01 Sep 2020

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever cases in Spain

CCHF cases reported in the Castilla y León region, north-western Spain Read more

27 Aug 2020

Wild polio eradicated in Africa

Wild polio has been eradicated in Africa; although vaccine-derived polio remains a threat Read more

26 Aug 2020

Updated rabies post-exposure guidelines

Updated rabies post-exposure guidelines have been published Read more

Outbreak Surveillance

cVDPV2 in South Sudan

29 Oct 2020 South Sudan

Three circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) positive cases are reported from South Sudan.

Source: GPEI

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COVID-19 in Lithuania

29 Oct 2020 Lithuania

This country has reported a substantial increase in case numbers. Latest case numbers are provided by World Health Organization.

Source: State

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Air-Borne

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COVID-19 in Cyprus

29 Oct 2020 Cyprus

This country has reported a substantial increase in case numbers. Latest case numbers are provided by World Health Organization.

Source: State

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Air-Borne

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COVID-19 in Germany

28 Oct 2020 Germany

This country reports a substantial increase in case numbers; highest incidence is reported in Bavaria, Berlin, Bremen, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia and Saarland.

Source: State

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Air-Borne

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Mayaro fever in French Guiana

26 Oct 2020 French Guiana

On 13 October 2020, the French health authorities reported 13 laboratory-confirmed cases of Mayaro fever in French Guiana, France. Most (85%) of the cases identified lived in the urban environment. Between 2017 and 2019, only one to three cases were confirmed annually.

Source: WHO

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Lassa fever in Liberia

23 Oct 2020 Liberia

Between 1 January and 4 October 2020 there have been 48 confirmed cases of Lassa fever with a total of 21 deaths.

Source: WHO

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Haemorrhagic fever

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COVID-19 in Gibraltar

22 Oct 2020 Gibraltar

This country has reported a substantial increase in case numbers. Latest case numbers are provided by World Health Organization.

Source: State

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Air-Borne

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cVDPV2 in Côte d'Ivoire

20 Oct 2020 Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

As of 4 October 2020, four cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported; one each in Gbokle-Nawa-San-Pedro, Loh-Djiboua, Poro-Tchologo-Bagoue and Tonkpi provinces. The total number of cVDPV2 cases reported in 2020 is 33.

Source: WHO

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Yellow fever in Burkina Faso

20 Oct 2020 Burkina Faso

On 14 October 2020, it was confirmed that a 2 year-old child previously vaccinated for yellow fever was confirmed by PRNT at the IP Dakar lab. She was suspected to have YF on the 21 March 2020 after she presented with symptoms of fever and jaundice on the 14 and 17 March 2020, respectively.

Source: WHO

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Lassa fever in Nigeria

20 Oct 2020 Nigeria

As of 11 October 2020, a total of five new confirmed cases of Lassa fever with one death were reported from three states - Ondo (three cases with one death), Edo (one case), and Ebonyi (one case) in week ending 11 October 2020. So far this year, a total of 1,117 cases (1,103 confirmed and 14 probable) with 242 deaths have been reported from 129 Local Government Areas across 27 states in Nigeria.

Source: WHO

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