Health Professionals

Recent Clinical Updates

Regular reports on outbreaks of disease, vaccine supply issues, and recommended changes in advice and practice. The most recent Clinical Updates are listed below.

17 December 2014
Ebola virus disease: West Africa – update
16 December 2014
West Nile virus: Brazil (Piauí State) – first human case
15 December 2014
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) update
3 December 2014
Enterovirus D68: North America and Europe

News and Announcements

15 December 2014

Travel health guidance on board cruise ships

NaTHNaC and Public Health England (PHE) have published a health and safety factsheet for UK travellers planning a cruise this winter.


11 December 2014

Public Health England publishes Enteric Fever report 2013

Public Health England (PHE) have published their annual report summarising the epidemiology of laboratory-confirmed symptomatic cases of Salmonella Typhi (typhoid) and S. Paratyphi (paratyphoid) reported in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (EWNI) in 2013. More information here


28 November 2014

Chikungunya cases increase in the Caribbean

Public Health England (PHE) has been monitoring confirmed cases of chikungunya, which is reportedly on the increase in the Caribbean. More information here.


21 November 2014

Polio - Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC): extension of Temporary Recommendations regarding the international spread of wild poliovirus

WHO published a statement on the 3'rd meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee regarding the international spread of wild poliovirus. More information here.


20 November 2014

Changes to EU Pet Travel Scheme

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced changes to the EU Pet Travel Scheme, which will come into effect on 29 December 2014. More information here.


14 November 2014

Travelling to Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Pakistan or the Syrian Arab Republic? Information about polio vaccination

Travellers should be aware that authorities may require proof of polio vaccination. More information here.


7 November 2014

NaTHNaC publishes Annual Report 2013 - 2014

NaTHNaC has published the Annual Report for 2013 – 2014. This report reviews the activities, accomplishments, objectives and finances for NaTHNaC. Please click here to download the full report.


25 September 2014

Yellow fever vaccine: supply update

Sanofi Pasteur MSD has confirmed yellow fever vaccine (Stamaril - single dose presentation) is now back in stock.

More information here.


24 September 2014

Polio vaccine recommendations updated for travellers from England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Public Health England (PHE) and National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) have issued further advice for travellers from England, Wales and Northern Ireland. More information here.


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