18 Nov 2019

Measles vaccination: infants from six months to under 12 months of age travelling overseas

In some circumstances, measles vaccination should be considered for this age group Read more

15 Nov 2019

Travel Health 2020 - Joint NaTHNaC and RCN Travel Health Conference

Saturday 8 February 2020 - registration now open Read more

06 Nov 2019

Air pollution: New Delhi, India

Travellers are advised to take sensible precautions to minimise their exposure to high levels of air pollution Read more

31 Oct 2019

Ebola virus disease (EVD): Democratic Republic of Congo- update

The meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee for Ebola virus disease (EVD) in DRC took place on 18 October 2019 Read more

25 Oct 2019

‘Current aspects of travel health’ course March 2020

A single day update for health professionals will be held on 26 March in London Read more

25 Oct 2019

Chad, Togo and Zambia: updated recommendations for polio vaccination

Circulating vaccine derived poliovirus type 2 has been confirmed by the World Health Organization in these African countries Read more

10 Oct 2019

Polio: Public Health Emergency of International Concern

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

04 Oct 2019

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Democratic Republic of congo with update to Tanzania

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak continues in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Read more

03 Oct 2019

Country-specific cholera recommendations 2019

NaTHNaC has updated the country-specific recommendations for cholera Read more

27 Sep 2019

Updated guidelines for malaria prevention in travellers from the UK: 2019

Public Health England (PHE) Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention (ACMP) has published updated malaria guidelines Read more

Outbreak Surveillance

15 Nov 2019 South Sudan

On 13 October 2019, a total of 10 suspected Rift Valley Fever (RVF) cases were recorded in Barbar and Abu Hamed localities, of River Nile State. Of the 10 suspected RVF cases, five samples were tested and four were found positive for RVF. From 19 September 2019 until 11 November 2019, a total of 293 suspected human RVF cases, including 11 associated deaths have been reported from six states.


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15 Nov 2019 View Regions + Ituri
North Kivu

As of 12 November, a total of 3291 EVD cases were reported, including 3173 confirmed and 118 probable cases, of which 2193 cases died.


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13 Nov 2019 Inner Mongolia. China

As of 12 November 2019, two cases of pneumonic plague have been confirmed in individuals from the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The cases are hospitalised in Beijing and disease prevention and control measures have been taken.  Parts of China, including Inner Mongolia, are endemic for plague. Approximately 5 cases were reported from China since 2014.



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08 Nov 2019 View Regions + Islamabad

As of 5 November 2019, seven children have been paralysed from circulating vaccine derived polio virus strain 2 (cVDPV2).


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05 Nov 2019 Abidjan. Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

On 28 October 2019,  ciculating vaccine derived polio virus 2 (cVDPV2) was isolated from an environmental sample collected on 24 September 2019 from Jacob city, Abidjan. The isolated cVDPV2 is linked to a virus detected in Niger in 2018.



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