10 Mar 2017

Zika virus risk: updated country classifications

World Health Organization country risk classifications are published; UK guidance remains the same as these new classifications are reviewed Zika virus risk: updated country classifications

PHE and the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) are aware that on 10 March 2017, WHO published updated Zika country classifications [1,2]. We are in the process of reviewing how the classifications will fit with the current travel advice for Zika-affected areas and will plan to issue updated advice in due course.

Until the advice is updated, the existing advice available on the PHE Zika pages and the TravelHealthPro Country Information Pages from NaTHNaC remains valid for UK travellers.

Yellow fever outbreak in Brazil: Update

Risk areas expanded further to include whole of Rio de Janeiro state, Sao Paulo state excluding Sao Paulo city and new areas in Bahia state Read more

Updated yellow fever chapter published

An updated yellow fever chapter of Immunisation and infectious disease has been published Read more

Yellow fever cases in travellers

European travellers visiting yellow fever risk regions in South America Read more

Schistosomiasis reminder for travellers

Schistosomiasis cases in a group of Belgian travellers who visited South Africa Read more
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