08 Oct 2018

Travelling for Diwali

Celebrating Diwali abroad? Careful preparation helps ensure a safe and enjoyable trip Read more

03 Oct 2018

Niger: circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV)

Two cases of cVDPV have been reported from Zinder province, Niger Read more

24 Sep 2018

Rabies vaccine availability

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20 Sep 2018

Changes to the Country Information pages: Tuberculosis

NaTHNaC has reviewed and updated the tuberculosis (TB) country specific information in order to provide up-to-date recommendations for travellers and travel health professionals Read more

13 Sep 2018

Monkeypox cases in UK (ex Nigeria)

Two cases of monkeypox have been diagnosed in England Read more

10 Sep 2018

Extensively drug-resistant typhoid fever in Pakistan

An outbreak of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) typhoid fever has been reported in Pakistan Read more

03 Sep 2018

Polio: Public Health Emergency of International Concern

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

30 Aug 2018

Change to yellow fever vaccination certificate requirement for French Guiana

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is now required for all travellers aged 1 year or over going to French Guiana Read more

29 Aug 2018

South Africa – Malaria: updated risk areas and advice

The risk areas for malaria transmission in South Africa have been reviewed by the South African authorities resulting in changes to guidance for UK travellers Read more

Outbreak Surveillance

15 Oct 2018 Tunisia

As of 8 October 2018, the Ministry of Health of Tunisia reported 177 cases of West Nile Fever. Out of these, 22 are probable and 17 are laboratory confirmed cases.



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12 Oct 2018 Jaipur. India

As of 8 October 2018, 22 cases of Zika virus have been confirmed. India is known to have a moderate risk of Zika virus. The first outbreak was reported in Ahmedabad in January 2017.



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12 Oct 2018 Democratic Republic of the Congo

As of 9 October 2018, a total of 194 Ebola virus disease cases (159 confirmed and 35 probable), including 122 deaths (87 confirmed and 35 probable) have been reported in seven health zones in North Kivu Province, and three health zones in Ituri Province.


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11 Oct 2018 France

As of 9 October 2018, a media report citing the French National Reference Laboratory for Arboviruses, stated that on 4 October 2018, a locally acquired case of dengue was confirmed in mainland France.



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11 Oct 2018 Bavaria. Germany

As of 6 October 2018, the first suspected human case of West Nile fever acquired in Germany has been reported in a vet who had contact with an infected bird.



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