21 Oct 2021

International travel and demonstrating COVID-19 status

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

21 Oct 2021

Entering the UK: border measures update

Updated requirements for passengers returning to the UK Read more

21 Oct 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

02 Feb 2018

Poliomyelitis

Poliomyelitis (polio) is a potentially paralysing viral infection that only occurs in humans Read more

12 Oct 2021

Ebola: new outbreak in DRC

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

28 Sep 2021

Aspects of Travel Health online workshops

A series of two hour workshops for health professionals Read more

01 Oct 2021

Public Health England becomes UK Health Security Agency

On 1 October 2021 PHE officially becomes the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) Read more

23 Sep 2021

Updated rabies post-exposure guidelines

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

Outbreak Surveillance

Hepatitis A in New Caledonia

22 Oct 2021 New Caledonia

Between 1 January and 31 August 2021, 397 cases of hepatitis A have been reported. A total of 100 cases were reported in 2020.

Source: State

Human

Food and water-borne

Updates 1

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Hepatitis A in brief

Zika in India

20 Oct 2021 India + Kerala
Maharashtra

During July 2021 the first laboratory confirmed cases of Zika virus disease were detected in the states of Kerala and Maharashtra. Further cases were detected in Kerala with active case finding. Zika cases have been reported in other areas of India previously.

Source: WHO

Human

Vector-Borne

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Zika virus in brief

Streptococcus in Hong Kong

20 Oct 2021 Hong Kong (China)

As of 18 October 2021, a total of 79 cases of invasive group B streptococcus infections have been reported since the start of September. The patients mainly presented with septicaemia, meningitis, pyogenic arthritis or abscess/cellulitis. Investigations indicate that handling raw freshwater fish with hand wounds or consumption of undercooked freshwater fish may be associated with the infection.

Source: State

Human

Miscellaneous

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Ebola in DRC

20 Oct 2021 Democratic Republic of the Congo + North Kivu

Between 8 and 16 October 2021, a total of five confirmed cases and three deaths have been reported in Beni Health Zone, North Kivu Province.

Source: WHO

Human

Haemorrhagic fever

Updates 2

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Ebola virus disease in brief

Chagas disease in USA

18 Oct 2021 United States + Texas

As of 18 October 2021, a case of Chagas disease has been confirmed in a 41 year old male ranch worker with no history of travel. Chagas disease is endemic in Latin America, but locally acquired cases are rare in the US.

Source: CDC

Human

Vector-Borne

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Yellow Fever in Venezuela

13 Oct 2021 Venezuela + Maturin

As of 6 October 2021, a total of seven human cases have been laboratory confirmed. To date no deaths have been reported. 

Source: PAHO

Human

Vector-Borne

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Yellow fever in brief

Salmonellosis in USA

12 Oct 2021 United States

As of 8 October 2021, an outbreak of Salmonella Thompson infections has been reported with 102 cases from 14 states. The outbreak is linked to seafood distributed by Northeast Seafood Products of Denver, Colorado.

Source: State

Human

Food and water-borne

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Lassa fever in Nigeria

12 Oct 2021 Nigeria

Between 1 January and 12 September 2021, a total of 3,006 suspected cases of Lassa fever were reported with 369 confirmed and 76 deaths. Of all confirmed cases, 84% are from Edo (45%), Ondo (34%) and Taraba (5%) States.

Source: WHO

Human

Haemorrhagic fever

Updates 27

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Meningococcal disease in DRC

12 Oct 2021 Democratic Republic of the Congo + Tshopo

An outbreak of meningococcal meningitis serogroup W had been reported in the Banalia health zone, Tshopo Province (NE). As of 6 October 2021 a total of 1,610 suspected cases have been reported, including 194 deaths.

Source: WHO

Human

Air-borne / Droplet

Close association

Updates 2

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Meningococcal disease in brief

cVDPV2 in Ukraine

11 Oct 2021 Ukraine + Rivne Oblast

On 7 October 2021, a case of acute flaccid paralysis, caused by vaccine derived poliovirus type 2, was reported in a child in Rivne Oblast.

Source: MOH

Human

Miscellaneous

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Polio in brief

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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