14 Jan 2022
Revision to The Conditions of Designation for YFVC Read more
07 Jan 2022
Government guidance on how to demonstrate your COVID-19 status for travel Read more
06 Jan 2022
Advice for travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 Read more
29 Dec 2021
Outbreaks reported in areas across West and Central Africa at risk of yellow fever transmission Read more
15 Dec 2021
Registration and abstract submission for NECTM8 is open Read more
07 Jan 2022
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Between 28 September and 3 November 2021, there were three confirmed cases of rabies (one each in Idaho, Illinois and Texas). All three cases died. All had direct contact with bats. The total number of rabies cases in 2021 was five, compared to no reported rabies cases in humans during 2020 and 2019.
24 Dec 2021 South Sudan + Unity
In 2021, cases of hepatitis E have risen significantly. Between 1 January and 29 November 2021, 1,143 suspected cases and five deaths have been reported. A total of 47 cases have been laboratory confirmed during 2020-2021. The current outbreak is in Unity State, mainly in Benitu camp for internally displaced persons. A proportion of cases (28%) are reported from outside the camp, suggesting ongoing transmission in the surrounding community.
23 Dec 2021 Democratic Republic of the Congo + Maniema
On 9 December 2021, a monkeypox outbreak was declared by the Congolese authorities in Kibombo territory, Maniema province. As of 12 December 2021, a total of 196 cases and 24 deaths have been reported. This outbreak follows another that occurred across seven provinces (Equateur, Haut-Uele, MaiNdombe, Maniema, Mongala, Sud-Ubangi and Tshopo), with 2,918 suspected cases and 79 deaths reported between 1 January and 28 November 2021.
23 Dec 2021 China + Guangdong
Between 10 and 16 December 2021, one new case of human infection with avian influenza A(H9N2) was reported from mainland China. The case is from Heyuan City, Guangdong Province with onset of illness on 28 November 2021. Prior to onset of illness, the case had exposure to a live poultry market. To date, 19 cases of avian influenza A(H9N2) have been reported to WHO from China in 2021.
17 Dec 2021 Democratic Republic of the Congo + North Kivu
On 16 December 2021, the Ebola virus disease outbreak that emerged on 8 October 2021 was declared over, 42 days after the second negative test of the last confirmed case. The declaration was made in accordance with WHO recommendations.
15 Dec 2021 Pakistan
From 1 January to 25 November 2021, a total of 48,906 cases including 183 deaths have been reported from four provinces (Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Balochistan) plus the federally administered Islamabad Capital Territory and Azad Jammu and Kashmir autonomous territories. As of 25 November, Punjab province reported the highest number of cases with 24,146 cases and 127 deaths. The deaths were mainly reported from Lahore district.
15 Dec 2021 China
Authorities are closely monitoring four human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) reported in Mainland China. From 2014 to 15 December 2021, 57 human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) have been reported by mainland health authorities.
03 Dec 2021 Luxembourg
As of 27 November 2021, highly pathogenic influenza A(H5N1) has been reported in two wild birds in Luxembourg. This is the first occurrence in the country.
02 Dec 2021
As of 1 December 2021, a total of 202 suspected yellow fever cases, including 70 confirmed cases and 35 deaths, have now been reported in four regions in Ghana.
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