Welcome to our outbreak surveillance page. This page contains information on disease outbreaks and incidents worldwide.
We regularly review and update information on overseas disease outbreaks and other health issues that may impact on the British traveller. The information comes from a wide variety of sources, and can be used along with the Country Information section of our website where you will find recommendations on vaccines, malaria and other risks for each country (where relevant).
You can search our outbreak surveillance information by disease or by country. If you wish to use the following content for official purposes, please refer to the original sources of information. Please note that not all cases of disease or outbreaks are reported. In some countries there may be limited surveillance and reporting processes in place so information is difficult to obtain. Other diseases may only be reported if they are occur outside of the usual recognised risk area or season or they have been reported in greater than usual numbers.
The information presented in the disease surveillance reports is collated from a variety of sources, including government bodies, international organisations and the media. The verification status of each report is clearly indicated. Verified reports are confirmed by official sources. Some unverified reports are included to ensure timely dissemination of information and where possible we will try to substantiate these reports, although confirmation may not always be possible. Unverified reports may be subject to change, misreporting and may later prove to be unsubstantiated. They should not therefore be regarded as official.
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01 Jul 2016 Angola
As of 24 June 2016 a total of 3464 suspected cases have been reported, of which 868 are confirmed. Suspected cases have been reported in all 18 provinces. Confirmed cases have been reported in 16 provinces and 79 of 125 reporting districts.
01 Jul 2016 Democratic Republic of the Congo
As of 23 June, the total number of suspected cases is 1307 with 75 reported deaths. Of the 68 confirmed cases, 59 were imported from Angola. Cases have been reported in 22 health zones in five provinces.
01 Jul 2016 Brazil
As of May 28, transmission of Chikungunya is present in 24 states and the Federal District with 122,762 probable cases and 17 deaths reported this year. In the same period of 2015 were 13,160 cases.
30 Jun 2016 Saudi Arabia
As of 22 June 2016, an outbreak in a hospital in Riyadh involving 26 cases has been reported. The index case in a 49-year old female was reported on 15 June.
24 Jun 2016 Anguilla
As of 23 June 2016, sporadic mosquito-borne transmission is being reported.