12 Feb 2018
Hepatitis A vaccine recommendations and dose sparing advice for pre and post exposure immunisation and boosting from Public Health England Read more
06 Feb 2018
This factsheet provides an overview and advice on the points to consider when travelling with additional needs and /or disability Read more
16 Mar 2018
Health professionals and travellers are reminded of the importance of malaria preventive measures when visiting affected areas Read more
20 Apr 2018
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As of 10 April 2018, the National Public Institute of Liberia and the Ministry of Health of Liberia have received confirmation that two samples sent to the USA Centers for Disease Prevention and Control are positive for monkeypox. This is the first confirmed Monkeypox in Liberia since 1970.
20 Apr 2018 Kenya
As of 17 April 2018, notification of a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVPDV2) detected from an environmental sample, has been confirmed. This is linked to the cVDPV2 confirmed from Somalia in March 2018. No cases of paralysis associated with this virus have been detected in either country.
20 Apr 2018
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As of 17 April 2018, a total of six human cases have been confirmed in 2018. Four were reported in KwaZulu Natal, where a rabies resurgence is occurring, and two from Eastern Cape. Exposure to rabid domestic dogs or cats was reported in all cases. A probable case, with rabies compatible symptoms and history of exposure, was reported in Eastern Cape, but samples for testing were unavailable. In 2017, a total of six cases were reported for the entire year.
20 Apr 2018 Nigeria
As of 20 April 2018, WHO advises that from 1 January to 15 April 2018, a total of 1,849 suspected cases have been reported: 413 confirmed, nine probable, 1,422 negative and were classified as non cases, and five with laboratory results are pending. 114 deaths have been reported. 27 health workers have been infected since 1 January 2018, with eight deaths.
20 Apr 2018 United States
As of 18 April 2018, a total of 53 of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7) cases, with 31 hospital admissions, have now been reported from 16 states. Alaska, Arizona, California, Louisiana, and Montana are now reporting cases. CDC indicates that romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona could be the source.
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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