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.

19 January 2015
Risk of mosquito-borne disease: advice for travellers to Australia
9 January 2015
Ebola virus disease: West Africa – update
17 December 2014
Ebola virus disease: West Africa – update
16 December 2014
West Nile virus: Brazil (Piauí State) – first human case

News and Announcements

19 January 2015

Discontinuation of chloroquine syrup (Nivaquine™)

Chloroquine sulphate syrup (Nivaquine™), used for malaria chemoprophylaxis, has been discontinued and will no longer be marketed in the UK. More information here.


12 January 2015

New member of NaTHNaC staff

From January 2015, we are pleased to welcome Emily Aidoo to the NaTHNaC staff team as Operations and Project Manager. More information here.


8 January 2015


YFVC are advised to begin submission for the AR period 1 January to 31 December 2014. More information here.


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.

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