28 Oct 2020
An update on the polio Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) Read more
20 Oct 2020
Advice for travellers from the UK on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 outbreak Read more
08 Oct 2020
A staged approach to ease current restrictions is planned Read more
29 Oct 2020 South Sudan
Three circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) positive cases are reported from South Sudan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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