20 Jun 2019

Updated ‘Green book’ typhoid chapter

The typhoid chapter of immunisation against infectious disease has been updated Updated ‘Green book’ typhoid chapter

Updates have been made to the typhoid chapter in the ‘Green book’ Immunisation against infectious disease’.

  • The minimum age for Vivotif oral typhoid vaccine has been lowered to 5 years in line with the Summary of Product Characteristics [1, 2]. 
  • Updates have been made to the content on epidemiology including a reminder on the development of antibiotic resistant strains of typhoid and the need to check up to date country specific recommendations for travellers.

Myanmar: New outbreak of circulating vaccine derived poliovirus (cVDPV)

Circulating vaccine derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) has been detected in Kayin Province, Myanmar Read more

Heatwave alert for mainland Europe

Hot weather advice for travellers to mainland European countries Read more

E.coli advice for travellers to Egypt

Public Health England has issued advice to people travelling to Egypt Read more

DRC: Ebola outbreak declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

The meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director General under International Health Regulations took place on Wednesday 17 July 2019 Read more

Ghana: updated recommendations for polio vaccination

Circulating vaccine derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV) has been detected in an environmental sample during routine surveillance Read more
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