13 Oct 2015

Public Health Emergency of International Concern: Polio

International spread of wild poliovirus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern Public Health Emergency of International Concern: Polio

In May 2014 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the international spread of wild poliovirus to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) under International Health Regulations (IHR 2005).

Two members of NaTHNaC staff have written an editorial which explains how the regulations impact on travellers and provides guidance for health professionals giving pre-travel advice.

Polio in Pakistan – A public health event of international concern with implications for travellers' vaccination

Viral Hepatitis update

WHO publishes the Global Hepatitis Report 2017 and the UK adds hepatitis B vaccination to its routine childhood immunisation schedule Read more

Measles in Europe

A reminder for travellers to be up to date with measles vaccine Read more

Legionnaires’ disease in Dubai

Legionnaires’ disease reported in travellers visiting Dubai Read more

Vaccines in the news: product shortages

Update on vaccine availability and risk assessment for pre-travel vaccination Read more

European cluster of cases of hepatitis A

Outbreaks of hepatitis A have been reported in Europe mostly affecting men who have sex with men (MSM) Read more
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