12 Oct 2021

Ebola: new outbreak in DRC

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

06 Apr 2021

Travel and mental health

Travel health advice for travellers and health professionals Read more

04 Oct 2021

International travel and demonstrating COVID-19 status

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

04 Oct 2021

Entering the UK: border measures update

Updated requirements for passengers returning to the UK Read more

04 Oct 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

28 Sep 2021

Aspects of Travel Health online workshops

A series of two hour workshops for health professionals 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

23 Sep 2021

Updated rabies post-exposure guidelines

Public Health England have published updated rabies post-exposure treatment guidelines Read more

21 Sep 2021

Volcanic eruption in La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain

Volcanic eruptions can cause widespread damage, disruption and pose multiple health threats Read more

02 Sep 2021

Update: No evidence of Ebola virus disease in Côte d’Ivoire

Further laboratory tests from a patient suspected of having Ebola virus disease have found no evidence of the virus Read more

Outbreak Surveillance

Chagas disease in USA

18 Oct 2021 United States + Texas

As of 18 October 2021, a case of Chagas disease has been confirmed in a 41 year old male ranch worker with no history of travel. Chagas disease is endemic in Latin America, but locally acquired cases are rare in the US.

Source: CDC

Human

Vector-Borne

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Ebola in DRC

15 Oct 2021 Democratic Republic of the Congo + North Kivu

Two cases of Ebola virus disease have been reported in North Kivu from 8 to 14 October 2021.

Source: WHO

Human

Haemorrhagic fever

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Ebola virus disease in brief

Yellow Fever in Venezuela

13 Oct 2021 Venezuela + Maturin

As of 6 October 2021, a total of seven human cases have been laboratory confirmed. To date no deaths have been reported. 

Source: PAHO

Human

Vector-Borne

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Salmonellosis in USA

12 Oct 2021 United States

As of 8 October 2021, an outbreak of Salmonella Thompson infections has been reported with 102 cases from 14 states. The outbreak is linked to seafood distributed by Northeast Seafood Products of Denver, Colorado.

Source: State

Human

Food and water-borne

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Lassa fever in Nigeria

12 Oct 2021 Nigeria

Between 1 January and 12 September 2021, a total of 3,006 suspected cases of Lassa fever were reported with 369 confirmed and 76 deaths. Of all confirmed cases, 84% are from Edo (45%), Ondo (34%) and Taraba (5%) States.

Source: WHO

Human

Haemorrhagic fever

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Meningococcal disease in DRC

12 Oct 2021 Democratic Republic of the Congo + Tshopo

An outbreak of meningococcal meningitis serogroup W had been reported in the Banalia health zone, Tshopo Province (NE). As of 6 October 2021 a total of 1,610 suspected cases have been reported, including 194 deaths.

Source: WHO

Human

Air-borne / Droplet

Close association

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cVDPV2 in Ukraine

11 Oct 2021 Ukraine + Rivne Oblast

On 7 October 2021, a case of acute flaccid paralysis, caused by vaccine derived poliovirus type 2, was reported in a child in Rivne Oblast.

Source: MOH

Human

Miscellaneous

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Polio in brief

Yellow fever in Venezuela

11 Oct 2021 Venezuela + Monagas
Anzoategui

As of 7 October 2021, a total of 10 confirmed epizootics of non-human primates (araguato monkeys) have been reported in Venezuela: 7 in Monagas and 3 in Anzoategui.

Source: CEEZAD

Animal

Vector-Borne

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Yellow fever in Nigeria

04 Oct 2021 Nigeria

On 1 October 2021, the World Health Organization reported that from 1 January to 31 August 2021, a total of 1,312 suspected yellow fever cases were reported in 367 Local Government Areas across 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory.

Source: WHO

Human

Vector-Borne

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Cholera in Niger

29 Sep 2021 Niger + Dosso
Maradi
Tillaberi
Zinder
Tahoua
Niamey

As of 22 September 2021, a total of 4,907 cases including 153 deaths have been reported. Six regions out of eight have reported cases so far (Tahoua, Niamey, Tillaberi, Dosso, Maradi and Zinder). The rainy season is ongoing causing floods that contribute to the spread of the outbreak.

Source: WHO

Human

Food and water-borne

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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