23 Sep 2021

Updated rabies post-exposure guidelines

Public Health England have published updated rabies post-exposure treatment guidelines Read more

22 Sep 2021

International travel and demonstrating COVID-19 status

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

22 Sep 2021

Entering the UK: border measures update

Updated requirements for passengers returning to the UK Read more

21 Sep 2021

Volcanic eruption in La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain

Volcanic eruptions can cause widespread damage, disruption and pose multiple health threats Read more

02 Sep 2021

Update: No evidence of Ebola virus disease in Côte d’Ivoire

Further laboratory tests from a patient suspected of having Ebola virus disease have found no evidence of the virus Read more

23 Aug 2021

Polio: Public Health Emergency of International Concern

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

13 Aug 2021

Marburg in Guéckédou, Guinea

First known case of Marburg virus disease in West Africa reported in Guinea Read more

13 Aug 2021

Wildfires

Staying safe: wildfires abroad Read more

04 Aug 2021

Aspects of Travel Health online workshops

A series of two hour workshops for health professionals Read more

30 Jul 2021

COVID-19: advice for Humanitarian Aid workers

Advice for UK humanitarian aid workers deployed overseas during COVID-19 pandemic Read more

Outbreak Surveillance

Influenza A(H1N2)v in France

23 Sep 2021 France + Côtes-d'Armor

On 3 September 2021, a human case of influenza A(H1N2)v of porcine origin, was reported. This is the first detection in humans of influenza A(H1N2)v in France.

Source: State

Human

Air-borne / Droplet

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Rabies in Germany ex Turkey

22 Sep 2021 View Countries + Germany
Turkey

On 20 September 2021, a confirmed rabies case was reported in an eight week old puppy brought illegally into Germany from Turkey (via Bulgaria) on 2 September 2021. The puppy died on 9 September 2021 in a veterinary clinic. All individuals who had contact with the dog have received emergency vaccinations.

Source: OIE

Animal

Imported

Miscellaneous

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Rabies in brief

Marburg virus disease in Guinea

17 Sep 2021 Guinea

On 15 September 2021, Guinea declared the end of the Marburg Virus Disease outbreak. The virus was confirmed on 9 August 2021, marking the first time the disease emerged in the country and in West Africa.

Source: WHO

Human

Haemorrhagic fever

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Monkeypox in Nigeria

15 Sep 2021 Nigeria + Bayelsia
Lagos
Niger
Ogun
Rivers
Delta
Edo
Federal Capital Territory

Since the beginning of 2021, 79 suspected cases of monkeypox including 23 confirmed, have been reported from eight states including Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, FCT, Lagos, Niger, Ogun and Rivers. No associated deaths have been reported. As compared to July 2021 when four suspected cases were reported, Nigeria has seen a 50% increase in August 2021. Niger and Ogun states reported their first cases since 2017.

Source: WHO

Human

Miscellaneous

Updates 1

Verified

Neisseria meningitidis in DRC

15 Sep 2021 Democratic Republic of the Congo + Kisangani

As of 11 September 2021, 330 cases of Neisseria meningitidis have been reported, including 151 deaths. Eight samples out of 29 collected overall have been confirmed for Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W.

Source: WHO

Human

Air-borne / Droplet

Close association

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Meningococcal disease in brief

cVDPV2 in Mauritania

10 Sep 2021 Mauritania + Trarza

As of 2 September 2021, two environmental samples have tested positive for circulating vaccine derived polio type 2 (cVDPV2). The virus detected is linked to the Jigawa outbreak in Nigeria.

Source: GPEI

Miscellaneous

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Polio in brief

Pneumonic plague in Madagascar

09 Sep 2021 Madagascar + Itasy

As of 3 September 2021, a total of 30 suspected cases of pulmonary plague including 12 confirmed and 7 deaths are reported in the Arivonimamo health district, Itasy region.

Source: WHO

Human

Miscellaneous

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Plague in brief

Influenza A(H5N6) in China

09 Sep 2021 China + Guangxi

On 8 September 2021, a case of avian influenza (H5N6) has been confirmed in Guangxi. From 2014 to date 42 human cases have been reported in China.

Source: Hong Kong Gov

Human

Air-borne / Droplet

Updates 2

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Nipah virus in India

07 Sep 2021 India + Kerala

On 5 September 2021, a fatal case of Nipah Virus was confirmed in a 12 year old boy. The last recorded case in Kerala was in 2019 (one case); there was an outbreak, including 17 deaths, in 2018.

Source: State

Human

Miscellaneous

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Yellow fever in Cameroon

02 Sep 2021 Cameroon

Between 1 January and 4 July 2021, 905 suspected cases of yellow fever infection, with 13 associated deaths, have been reported in Cameroon.

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