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.

24 August 2015
NaTHNaC launches TravelHealthPro
21 August 2015
Schistosomiasis in Corsica, France - update
14 August 2015
PGD: use in NHS travel services
13 August 2015
Plague in Yoesmite National Park, California, USA

News and Announcements

3 September 2015


We are no longer maintaining this site for news & outbreaks. Please visit our new TravelHealthPro site, a brand new website from NaTHNaC to serve both healthcare professionals advising travellers and travellers themselves from the UK:



Resources for YFVCs, please continue to visit here:



21 August 2015

New NaTHNaC website and maintenance downtime announcement

This coming Monday, 24th August 2015, the National Travel Health Network and Centre will be launching a brand new website TravelHealthPro’. One site will serve both healthcare professionals advising travellers and travellers themselves going overseas from the UK. 



TravelHealthPro will utilise the latest web technology to deliver new features and functions and is the result of extensive consultation with users.


As a result of this launch, our website may not be available for a short period on Monday, 24th August 2015. The switchover from the old website is expected to take place between 16:00 – 17:00 hours and services are expected to be available as soon as possible thereafter.     


The new website can also be accessed via  which will direct users to NaTHNaC’s key services – TravelHealthPro, the Yellow Fever Vaccination Programme (for YFVCs), details of the health professionals telephone advice line, training information and the search tool to find a Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre. 


We are sorry in advance for any inconvenience caused but we hope that you will enjoy using the new service.


17 August 2015

Meningococcal meningitis cases in three scouts returned from the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan

Three cases of confirmed meningococcal meningitis have been reported in scouts from the north of Scotland who recently attended the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan 2015. Read more here.

13 August 2015

Japanese encephalitis vaccine (Ixiaro): rapid schedule

The marketing authority for Ixiaro® Japanese encephalitis vaccine has changed to include an accelerated schedule. Read more here.

3 July 2015

Travel to countries affected by Ebola: Public Health England Returning Workers Scheme as of 1 July 2015

Workers who are travelling to or from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia and may be at risk of exposure to the Ebola virus such as health workers, scientists, business and voluntary sector workers, should register via their sending organisation or employer with Public Health England’s (PHE) Returning Workers Scheme. Read more here.


23 March 2015

Notification of YFVC Fee Changes

Further to the annual review of the Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre (YFVC) training and registration fee, the new fee structure will be:

  • Classroom Training  - £180.00 for training days from 1st April 2015
  • Online Training - £105.00 for applications received from 1st April 2015
  • Registration Fee (Annual) - £135.00 for new centres and renewals from 1st April 2015
  • Registration Fee (Biennial) - £245.00 for new centres and renewals from 1st April 2015

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Advice Line for Health Professionals

Health Information for Overseas Travel the Yellow Book

0845 602 6712 (local call rate)
Monday – Friday (closed Wednesday afternoons and Bank Holidays)
09.00-11:45 and 13:00-15:45
Information and updates


NaTHNaC Online Shop

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To view available resources

Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres (YFVCs)

Frequently Asked Questions

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