21 Oct 2020

Travelling for Diwali: Know Before You Go

Celebrating Diwali abroad? Careful preparation helps ensure a safe and enjoyable trip Read more

20 Oct 2020

COVID-19 (coronavirus): 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

20 Oct 2020

Travelling for school half-term holidays

Advice and recommendations for those travelling during autumn half-term holidays Read more

08 Oct 2020

Umrah 2020/1442H: some restrictions eased for pilgrims

A staged approach to ease current restrictions is planned Read more

01 Oct 2020

Dengue reminder

Dengue is a viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes; it is found in tropical and sub-tropical climates, but also reported in parts of Europe Read more

29 Sep 2020

COVID-19 reminder

Increases in COVID-19 cases in young people travelling to Europe Read more

01 Sep 2020

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever cases in Spain

CCHF cases reported in the Castilla y León region, north-western Spain Read more

27 Aug 2020

Wild polio eradicated in Africa

Wild polio has been eradicated in Africa; although vaccine-derived polio remains a threat Read more

26 Aug 2020

Updated rabies post-exposure guidelines

Updated rabies post-exposure guidelines have been published Read more

24 Aug 2020

West Nile virus: province of Seville, Spain

An outbreak of West Nile virus has been confirmed in the province of Seville, Spain Read more

Outbreak Surveillance

cVDPV2 in Côte d'Ivoire

20 Oct 2020 Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

As of 4 October 2020, four cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported; one each in Gbokle-Nawa-San-Pedro, Loh-Djiboua, Poro-Tchologo-Bagoue and Tonkpi provinces. The total number of cVDPV2 cases reported in 2020 is 33.

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Yellow fever in Burkina Faso

20 Oct 2020 Burkina Faso

On 14 October 2020, it was confirmed that a 2 year-old child previously vaccinated for yellow fever was confirmed by PRNT at the IP Dakar lab. She was suspected to have YF on the 21 March 2020 after she presented with symptoms of fever and jaundice on the 14 and 17 March 2020, respectively.

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Lassa fever in Nigeria

20 Oct 2020 Nigeria

As of 11 October 2020, a total of five new confirmed cases of Lassa fever with one death were reported from three states - Ondo (three cases with one death), Edo (one case), and Ebonyi (one case) in week ending 11 October 2020. So far this year, a total of 1,117 cases (1,103 confirmed and 14 probable) with 242 deaths have been reported from 129 Local Government Areas across 27 states in Nigeria.

Source: WHO

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Haemorrhagic fever

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Yellow fever in Nigeria

20 Oct 2020 Nigeria

As of 2 October 2020, there were 18 suspected cases reported from 16 LGA in 12 states. Between week 1 and 40 in 2020, a total of 1,843 suspected cases including 12 presumptive positive cases and 5 confirmed cases were reported. No deaths reported.

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Yellow fever in Mali

20 Oct 2020 Mali

As of 4 October 2020, a total of 134 suspected cases have been reported including 4 confirmed cases and 1 death.

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Dengue in Singapore

20 Oct 2020 Singapore

As of 19 October 2020, the cumulative number of dengue cases for this year stands at more than 32,000. The weekly number of dengue cases remain at more than four times the number of cases seen in the corresponding period averaged over the last three years.

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Dengue in Martinique

20 Oct 2020 Martinique

In Martinique, between 4 November 2019 and as of 10 October 2020, 24,700 suspected dengue cases have been reported, including 17 severe cases and eleven deaths. This is the largest outbreak reported on the island in the last decade.

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Chikungunya in Sudan

19 Oct 2020 Sudan + West Darfur (Gharb Darfur)

As of 6 October 2020, a state of emergency has been declared after 45 cases of Chikungunya (out of a total of 52 suspected cases) were confirmed.

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Ebola in DRC

16 Oct 2020 Democratic Republic of the Congo + Équateur

As of 26 September 2020, a total of 128 cases (118 confirmed and six probable) including 53 deaths have been reported in Équateur Province.

Source: WHO

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Haemorrhagic fever

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West Nile virus in Netherlands

15 Oct 2020 Netherlands + Utrecht

As of 15 October 2020 one case of locally acquired West Nile virus has been diagnosed. This is the first case of locally acquired West Nile virus in the Netherlands.

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