12 May 2022

Food and water hygiene reminder for travellers to South Asia

Advice for travellers on preventing and managing infections caused by contaminated food and water Read more

05 May 2022

Change to telephone advice line opening hours for health professionals

The advice line opening hours are increasing from Monday 16 May 2022 Read more

05 May 2022

Heatwaves

Advice for travellers affected by heatwaves during their trip Read more

03 May 2022

COVID-19: general advice for travellers

Advice for travellers from the UK on travel abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic Read more

28 Apr 2022

Yellow fever: outbreaks in West and Central Africa

Outbreaks reported in areas across West and Central Africa at risk of yellow fever transmission Read more

25 Apr 2022

Hajj 1443H and Umrah update: 2022

Information announced for pilgrims wanting to perform Hajj 1443H or Umrah in 2022 Read more

13 Apr 2022

Access to travel health services: Scotland

The process to access travel health services in Scotland has changed Read more

04 Apr 2022

Imported case of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever to UK from Central Asia

A case of CCHF is confirmed in a traveller who had recently travelled to Central Asia Read more

28 Mar 2022

Easter travel 2022

A reminder about changing disease patterns and importance of good pre-trip preparation during the COVID-19 pandemic Read more

24 Mar 2022

World Malaria Day 2022: Malaria Reminder

Advice for travellers and health professionals Read more

Outbreak Surveillance

Dengue in Brazil

10 May 2022 Brazil + Goias

As of 29 April 2022, Dengue serotype 2 has been detected in Brazil for the first time in a sample taken from a dengue case in November 2021. PAHO states DEN 1, 2 and 4 serotypes have been detected. Health officials clarify that the new lineage is not related to the large number of dengue cases reported in the state.

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Monkeypox in United Kingdom ex Nigeria

10 May 2022 View Countries + Nigeria
United Kingdom

On 7 May 2022, a case of monkeypox was confirmed in England in an individual who had recently travelled from Nigeria, where they are believed to have contracted the infection.

Source: State

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COVID-19 in China

06 May 2022 China + Jilin
Shanghai

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to Shanghai Municipality and Jilin Province. This is due to the ongoing Omicron outbreak.

Source: FCDO

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Ebola in DRC

06 May 2022 Democratic Republic of the Congo + Équateur

As of 4 May 2022, a total of three cases and two deaths have been reported since the start of the outbreak in Mbandaka.

Source: WHO

Human

Haemorrhagic fever

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Influenza A(H3N8) in China

27 Apr 2022 China + Henan

As of 27 April 2022, a case of avian influenza A(H3N8) has been reported in a child with exposure to domestic poultry in Zhumadian City. This is believed to be the first confirmed human case of avian influenza A(H3N8) in the world.

Source: The Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

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Lassa fever in Guinea

27 Apr 2022 Guinea + Guekedou

On 22 April 2022, the Ministry of Health of Guinea declared an outbreak of Lassa fever after a case was confirmed by PCR testing. Investigations are ongoing and no additional cases have been reported so far. A risk assessment is ongoing to ensure an effective response.

Source: WHO

Human

Haemorrhagic fever

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Yellow fever in Uganda

26 Apr 2022 Uganda + Wakiso

On 6 March 2022, World Health Organization received notification from the Uganda Ministry of Health of four suspected yellow fever cases. However, further investigations identified only one laboratory confirmed case of yellow fever reported from Wakiso district, Central Region.

Source: WHO

Human

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Rabies in South Africa

22 Apr 2022 South Africa + Kwazulu-Natal
Eastern Cape

As of 20 April 2022, 349 canine cases and four related human deaths have been reported in 2022. The outbreaks of rabies in domestic dogs in the eThekwini Municipality, KwaZulu Natal and Nelson Mandela Bay and Buffalo City municipalities, Eastern Cape have been ongoing since 2021.

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Human

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Dengue in Singapore

20 Apr 2022 Singapore

As of 19 April 2022, Singapore are reporting an increase in dengue cases compared to the previous four years. In the week ending 16 April 2022, a total of 735 cases were reported. To prevent cases from escalating, vector control measures are taking place. The DENV-3 serotype which was previously uncommon in Singapore is now circulating.

Source: State

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cVDPV3 in Israel

19 Apr 2022 Israel + Jerusalem

As of 15 April 2022, a total of seven circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 3 (cVDPV3) positive results have been confirmed. This includes the index case and six asymptomatic children. One child has a history of incomplete polio immunisation, the other six are unvaccinated. An additional two children with cVDPV3 detection using in-house molecular techniques are awaiting further confirmation.

Source: WHO

Human

Miscellaneous

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