29 Nov 2021

Entering the UK: border measures update

Updated requirements for passengers returning to the UK Read more

25 Nov 2021

Avian influenza infection and international travel

Increased avian flu cases in China, UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) reminder Read more

26 Nov 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

26 Nov 2021

International travel and demonstrating COVID-19 status

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

25 Nov 2021

Polio: Public Health Emergency of International Concern

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

11 Nov 2021

Northern European Conference on Travel Medicine (NECTM)

Registration and abstract submission for NECTM8 is now open Read more

27 Oct 2021

Winter travel 2021/2022

While the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, travellers also need to be aware of other potential risks during winter travel Read more

25 Oct 2021

COVID-19 update to guidance

The COVID-19 country risk categorisation guidance has been reviewed Read more

12 Oct 2021

Ebola: new outbreak in DRC

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

Outbreak Surveillance

Yellow Fever in Ghana

02 Dec 2021 Ghana + Upper West
Bono
Oti
Savannah

As of 1 December 2021, a total of 202 suspected yellow fever cases, including 70 confirmed cases and 35 deaths, have now been reported in four regions in Ghana.

Source: WHO

Human

Vector-Borne

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Yellow fever in brief

Hepatitis E in Chad

01 Dec 2021 Chad + Lai

As of 21 November 2021, a total of 377 Hepatitis E cases, with two deaths, have been reported.

Source: WHO

Human

Food and water-borne

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Rift Valley fever in Senegal

01 Dec 2021 Senegal + Fatick

An outbreak of Rift Valley fever is ongoing, after confirmation of the first case on 10 November 2021 by the Pasteur Institute of Dakar. As of 18 November 2021, a total of three cases, with no deaths have been reported.

Source: WHO

Human

Vector-Borne

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cVDPV2 in Yemen

26 Nov 2021 Yemen + Taiz
Marib

As of 24 November 2021, two cases of circulating vaccine derived polio type 2 (cVDPV2) have been reported. These are the first cases of cVDPV2 in the country.

Source: GPEI

Human

Miscellaneous

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Polio in brief

Influenza A(H5N6) in China

18 Nov 2021 China

As of 13 November 2021, a total of 51 human cases of avian influenza (H5N6) have been reported in China since 2014. More cases have been reported during 2021 than in previous years.

Source: State

Human

Air-borne / Droplet

Updates 3

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Monkeypox in USA ex Nigeria

17 Nov 2021 View Countries + Nigeria
United States

As of 16 November 2021, a confirmed monkeypox case was reported in a Maryland resident who recently returned from Nigeria. The individual presented with mild symptoms and is currently recovering in isolation.

Source: State

Human

Imported

Miscellaneous

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Yellow fever in Chad

16 Nov 2021 Chad + Mandoul

On 13 November 2021, the Institut Pasteur de Dakar shared the results of 17 samples of suspected yellow fever cases. Two tested PCR positive, six were IgM positive with cross-reactions with other flaviviruses, and six other IgM positive without cross-reactions. Further testing is ongoing for the IgM positive cases.

Source: WHO

Human

Vector-Borne

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Yellow fever in brief

Ebola in DRC

10 Nov 2021 Democratic Republic of the Congo + North Kivu

As of 6 November 2021, a total of 11 EVD cases, with eight confirmed cases and three probable cases, have been reported.

Source: WHO

Human

Haemorrhagic fever

Updates 5

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Ebola virus disease in brief

VDPV1 in Ukraine

08 Nov 2021 Ukraine + Transcarpathia

On 3 November 2021, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine reported a case of polio in an unvaccinated child with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP). Samples sent to WHO reference laboratory in Finland confirmed infection with vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (VDPV1). Epidemiological investigation shows this case is not related to the VDPV2 case reported from the Rivne region in October 2021.

Source: State

Human

Miscellaneous

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Polio in brief

cVDPV2 in Kenya

04 Nov 2021 Kenya

On 6 October 2021, the Kenyan Ministry of Health was notified of a confirmed case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2. This is the second case reported in 2021.

Source: WHO

Human

Miscellaneous

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Polio in brief

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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