25 Feb 2021

Polio: Public Health Emergency of International Concern

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

24 Feb 2021

COVID-19: 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

22 Feb 2021

Educational events

A list of courses, conferences and study days of relevance to UK health professionals working, or wishing to work, in the field of travel medicine Read more

22 Feb 2021

Ebola: new outbreaks in DRC and the Republic of Guinea

Recurrence of Ebola virus disease reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of Guinea Read more

11 Feb 2021

UK government to introduce new border measures

England to introduce additional enforcement rules for those travelling to the UK Read more

29 Jan 2021

COVID-19: new virus variants

A number of new COVID-19 virus variants have been identified across the world Read more

28 Jan 2021

A new eLearning course from NaTHNaC

NaTHNaC announces launch of a new eLearning course on risk assessment and risk management in the travel health consultation Read more

25 Jan 2021

Changes to advice line opening hours

Advice line hours are changing from 1st February 2021 Read more

11 Jan 2021

COVID-19: Vaccination

A UK wide vaccination programme is now in progress for priority groups Read more

30 Dec 2020

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(H5N8) in Russia

25 Feb 2021 Russia

On 20 February 2021, Russian authorities reported seven cases of highly pathogenic avian Influenza A, serotype H5N8 in poultry workers. These are the first reported cases of H5N8 in humans.

Source: ECDC

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cVDPV2 in Iran

25 Feb 2021 Iran + Sistan va Baluchestan

cVDPV2 has been detected in sewage in two districts in Sistan and Baluchistan province.

Source: WHO

Miscellaneous

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Polio in brief

cVDPV2 in Egypt

25 Feb 2021 Egypt

In September 2020, cVDPV2 virus was detected in sewage in Giza, Cairo with links to importation from Sudan. cVDPV2 has recently been detected in sewage in Alexandria with links to the cVDPV2 found in the River Nile state in Sudan, and one cVDPV2 detected in both Anwan and Qena in southern Egypt linked to Alexandria.

Source: WHO

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cVDPV2 in Kenya

25 Feb 2021 Kenya + Mombasa County

As of the 17 February one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample was reported in Mombasa.

Source: GPEI

Miscellaneous

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Ebola in DRC

24 Feb 2021 Democratic Republic of the Congo

As of 23 February 2021, seven cases of Ebola, including four deaths have been reported in North Kivu province.

Source: WHO

Human

Haemorrhagic fever

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Ebola in Guinea

24 Feb 2021 Guinea

As of 23 February 2021, eight cases of Ebola (four confirmed and four probable) and five deaths have been reported.  This is updated information from the previous post on 17 Feb 2021.

Source: WHO

Human

Haemorrhagic fever

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COVID-19 in Timor-Leste

19 Feb 2021 Timor-Leste

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

Source: WHO

Human

Air-borne / Droplet

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Influenza A(H5N8) in Latvia

15 Feb 2021 Latvia + Jûrmala

As of 15 February 2021, the first occurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza A H5N8 has been detected in wild swans.

Source: OIE

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Air-borne / Droplet

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Leptospirosis in Fiji

15 Feb 2021 Fiji

As of 13 February 2021, a total of 160 leptospirosis cases, with five confirmed deaths have been reported. This is above the expected level for this time of the year.

Rift Valley fever in Kenya

15 Feb 2021 Kenya + Isiolo
Mandera

As of 4 February 2021, there were a total of 32 human cases (14 confirmed) with 11 deaths.

Source: WHO

Human

Haemorrhagic fever

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Advice Line for
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Who's behind
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