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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23 Sep 2016 Netherlands
As of 22 September 2016, an increase in respiratory enterovirus D68 infections have been reported in adults and children. Some cases have required intensive care due to respiratory insufficiency; concomitant acute flaccid myelitis was observed in one case. From January to July this year, 33 cases were reported, whereas no cases were reported in 2015 and only 17 cases in 2014. The cases originated from different regions in the north of the Netherlands.
23 Sep 2016 Miami-Dade County. United States
As of 22 September 2016, the total number of non-travel cases are now at 92.
22 Sep 2016 Tahoua. Niger
As of 21 September 2016, an outbreak involving 52 suspected cases and 21 deaths have been reported in Tahoua Region since late August 2016.
21 Sep 2016 Krasnoyarskiy Kray. Russia
As of 16 September 2016, two cases are reported in the newly affected area of Krasnodarskyiy Kray.
21 Sep 2016
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As of 16 September 2016, four cases are reported in the newly affected districts of South-Backa (3) and Srem (1).