13 Aug 2015

Japanese encephalitis vaccine (Ixiaro): rapid schedule

Japanese encephalitis vaccine has changed to include an accelerated schedule Japanese encephalitis vaccine (Ixiaro): rapid schedule

The marketing authority for Ixiaro® Japanese encephalitis vaccine has changed to include an accelerated schedule. Adults 18-65 years of age can be vaccinated as follows: first dose  at day 0,  second dose, 7 days after the first dose.

Primary immunisation should be completed at least one week prior to potential exposure to Japanese encephalitis virus. For further information refer to the revised Summary of Product Characteristics.

Extensively drug-resistant typhoid fever in Pakistan

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

Polio: Public Health Emergency of International Concern

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

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

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

Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Democratic Republic of Congo

Update on case numbers and advice for travellers Read more
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