14 Jun 2018

PHE update Yellow fever - Chapter 35 of the Green Book

Public Health England publishes update to Immunisation against infectious disease (Green Book) Yellow fever chapter online on 14 June 2018 Read more

12 Jun 2018

Green Book – updated chapter: Japanese encephalitis

The Japanese encephalitis chapter in the Green Book (Immunisation against infectious diseases) has been updated Read more

08 Jun 2018

Summer Travel 2018: food, water and hygiene reminder

Important reminder about good food, water and personal hygiene Read more

05 Jun 2018

Zika Virus: country category updates

Implications for pregnant women, women planning pregnancy and their partners Read more

25 May 2018

India: Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala

Confirmed cases of Nipah virus infection(NiV) including fatalities and hospital admissions, have been reported in the southern state of Kerala Read more

18 May 2018

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Democratic Republic of Congo

Update on case numbers and advice for travellers Read more

16 May 2018

Polio: Public Health Emergency of International Concern

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

15 May 2018

Yellow fever outbreak in Brazil: further expansion to risk areas- May 2018

Risk areas expanded to include the entire States of Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul (south Brazil) Read more

Outbreak Surveillance

15 Jun 2018 Cameroon

As of 14 June 2018, three suspected cholera cases, one confirmed, have been reported. All three cases are thought to have consumed food from Nigeria prior to onset of symptoms. The last notable cholera outbreak in Cameroon was reported in 2014, in the same region.


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15 Jun 2018 Idaho. United States

As of 12 June 2018, a case of plague has been confirmed in a child. This is the first case of human plague reported in Idaho since 1992. It is not known whether exposure occurred in Idaho or during a recent trip to Oregon, as plague is found in wildlife in both states.



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15 Jun 2018 View Regions + Edo

The yellow fever outbreak first reported in September 2017 continues, with a total of 1903 suspected yellow cases listed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. Confirmed cases have been recorded in ten states and all states have reported suspected cases. As of 3 June 2018, a total of 46 positive samples have been confirmed by the Pasteur Institute of Dakar in Senegal.



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13 Jun 2018 Bulgaria

As of 10 June 2018, the first confirmed occurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus A(H5N8) has been reported in farm birds.



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12 Jun 2018 Kenya

As of 8 June 2018, a total of 10 suspected Rift Valley fever (RVF) cases, including five deaths have been reported in Wajir County (North East). One blood sample has tested positive for RVF, further samples from other patients are being analysed. Four counties, Kitui, Wajir, Kadjiado and Marsabit, have been reporting high numbers of deaths and abortions among livestock including camels and goats.



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