The green book travel chapters

UK Health Security Agency Immunisation against infectious disease, the 'green book' travel chapter updates

The following chapters are the latest updates on travel-related vaccines following discussion at the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) Travel Sub-Committee and approval by the main JCVI.

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Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a mosquito-borne viral encephalitis caused by a flavivirus. It is the leading cause of childhood encephalitis in Asia, with an estimated 68,000 clinical cases per annum (World Health Organization, 2019).


Japanese encephalitis: the green book, chapter 20

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Updated: 06 February 2024

Yellow fever is an acute flavivirus infection spread by the bite of an infected mosquito.

In February 2024, this chapter was updated to include new guidance on yellow fever vaccination for individuals with an allergy to egg. Guidance has been added from the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland (SCTS) on thymectomy and cardiac surgery. In March 2024, further updates have been added to the reinforcing immunisation content. 


Yellow fever: the green book, chapter 35

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Updated: 01 March 2024

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First published : 06 February 2024 Last updated : 01 March 2024
  1. Yellow fever chapter added with updated reinforcing immunisation content. 

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Educational events

A list of courses, conferences and study days of relevance to UK health professionals working, or wishing to work, in the field of travel medicine

Updated: 23 April 2024

Yellow fever vaccine: contraindications and precautions reminder

A reminder for health professionals to use to assist yellow fever vaccine risk assessment

Updated: 23 April 2024

'Getting to Grips...' online events and video guides

Online guides and webinar sessions for health professionals interested in travel health

Updated: 18 April 2024

Vaccines and medicines: availability, supply, shortages and use of unlicensed medicines

Information for health professionals on availability of vaccines and use of unlicensed products

Updated: 16 April 2024

Infectious diseases

Chikungunya

This viral infection occurs in some tropical and subtropical regions of the world, predominantly transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito

Updated: 02 February 2018

Cholera

Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease usually associated with poverty, poor sanitation and inadequate access to clean drinking water

Updated: 26 March 2024

Travellers' diarrhoea

Following advice on food and water hygiene is sensible, but travellers should always be prepared to manage the symptoms of travellers' diarrhoea

Updated: 30 January 2024


Preparing for healthy travel

Insect and tick bite avoidance

Protection from insect and tick bites is essential to help prevent vector-borne diseases such as malaria, yellow fever and Zika

Updated: 21 March 2024

Travel Insurance

Travellers must declare medical conditions when taking out travel insurance to ensure they are suitably covered

Updated: 26 September 2019

Sun protection

Enjoy the sun safely - limit your sun exposure, protect your skin and eyes to avoid damage from the sun’s ultra violet rays

Updated: 24 October 2018


Special risk travel/traveller

Sickle cell disease and thalassaemia

Information on pre-travel preparation, tips to stay health abroad and links to useful resources for travellers with sickle cell disease and thalassaemia

Updated: 19 February 2021

Rheumatology conditions

Travel health advice for travellers and health professionals

Updated: 30 June 2021

Areas of humanitarian crisis

For humanitarian aid workers and those advising those travelling to areas of conflict or disaster

Updated: 05 December 2019


Clinic resources

Educational events

A list of courses, conferences and study days of relevance to UK health professionals working, or wishing to work, in the field of travel medicine

Updated: 14 March 2017

'Getting to Grips...' online events and video guides

Online guides and webinar sessions for health professionals interested in travel health

Updated: 21 January 2024

Vaccines and medicines: availability, supply, shortages and use of unlicensed medicines

Information for health professionals on availability of vaccines and use of unlicensed products

Updated: 17 October 2022

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