18 Jul 2019

Update- falsified rabies vaccines and rabies immunoglobulin: Philippines

World Health Organization issue a second alert about circulating falsified rabies vaccine and rabies immunoglobulin in the Philippines Read more

16 Jul 2019

China: updated recommendations for polio vaccination

A case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) is confirmed Read more

15 Jul 2019

Nigeria: phase out of yellow card

Clarification from Nigeria and the World Health Organization on introduction of the electronic ‘yellow card’ Read more

10 Jul 2019

Country yellow fever certificate requirement updates

World Health Organization updates to yellow fever recommendations and requirements Read more

10 Jul 2019

Ethiopia added as a risk area for Zika virus transmission

Zika virus advice for travellers to Ethiopia updated - pregnant women should consider postponing non-essential travel until after the pregnancy Read more

05 Jul 2019

Imported malaria cases in the United Kingdom in 2018

Public Health England publishes 2018 imported UK malaria cases Read more

09 Jul 2019

Falsified rabies vaccines: Philippines

Second alert regarding falsified rabies vaccine in Philippines during 2019 Read more

03 Jul 2019

Rabies leaflet for travellers

Public Health England has published a Rabies information leaflet for travellers Read more

28 Jun 2019

Registration now open: 'Current Aspects of Travel Health' in Liverpool

A short travel health course to be held on 15-16 August in Liverpool Read more

27 Jun 2019

Alert: Heatwave alert for mainland Europe

Hot weather advice for travellers to mainland European countries Read more

Outbreak Surveillance

18 Jul 2019 Democratic Republic of the Congo

As of 17 July 2019, the World Health Organization has declared that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. This follows recent developments, including the first confirmed case in Goma, a large city in North Kivu province, on the border with Rwanda.


Haemorrhagic fever

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17 Jul 2019 British Columbia. Canada

A human case of rabies was confirmed in British Columbia; the first since 2003 in the region, and the first in Canada since 2012. The adult male was in contact with a bat in mid-May 2019 and developed symptoms six weeks later.



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15 Jul 2019 Sichuan. China

A circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been confirmed in China. The virus was isolated from stool specimens of an acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) case from Liangshan Yi Autonomous prefecture, Sichuan province, with onset of paralysis on 25 April 2019, and is genetically linked to a VDPV2 isolated from an environmental sample from Xinjiang province, collected on 18 April 2018. 



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12 Jul 2019 View Regions + Oromia

Between 1 January 2019 and 30 June 2019, a total of 6,889 cases of measles have been reported.


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12 Jul 2019 Democratic Republic of the Congo

The cholera outbreak in DRC is ongoing since 2015. Since the beginning of 2019 a total of 12,711 cases have been reported including 276 deaths. The endemic provinces in the east have reported 90% of the cummulative cases.


Food and water-borne

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