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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25 Oct 2016
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As of 14 October 2016, a total of 2,539 cases with 38 deaths have been reported. Public health interventions have focussed on Juba and Torit, although cases are also reported from Niumule, Awerial, and Bentiu.
25 Oct 2016 Ohio. United States
As of 11 October 2016, an outbreak involving 915 cases linked to public swimming venues in central Ohio has been reported.
25 Oct 2016
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As of 17 October 2016, a total of 134 cases associated with frozen, Egyptian strawberries supplied to a chain of restaurants have been reported across Arkansas (1), California (1), Maryland (12), New York (3), North Carolina (1), Oregon (1), Virginia (107), West Virginia (7), and Wisconsin (1). The first cases were reported in the beginning of August 2016. The restaurant chain removed all Egyptian strawberries from their outlets on 19 August 2016. The expected maximum incubation period of 50 days ran out on 8 October 2016. CDC continues to register new cases.
25 Oct 2016 Arkansas. United States
As of 24 October 2016, a total of 695 suspected and confirmed cases have been reported in northwest Arkansas. Currently 21 workplaces and four school districts and two private schools are impacted.
25 Oct 2016 Yemen
As of 23 October 2016, a total of 644 suspected cases with three deaths have been reported, of which 31 have tested positive.