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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24 Mar 2017
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Rio de Janeiro
As of 23 March 2017, a total of 1,561 cases (448 confirmed) with 264 deaths (144 confirmed) have been reported since December 2016. Confirmed cases are reported in the states of Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Sao Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro. Minas Gerais accounts for nearly half of all cases. Suspected cases are furthermore being investigated in the states of Bahia, Tocantins, and Goias.
23 Mar 2017 Congo
As 9 March 2017, a total of 20 suspected cases with three deaths have been reported in Likouala Province.
23 Mar 2017 Hungary
As of 21 March 2017, cases in two goats have been reported in the county of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén. A case in a red fox (Vulpes vulpes) was recently detected in the same area.
23 Mar 2017 Qatar
As of 21 March 2017, a case in a 62 year-old resident without recent travel history has been reported. This is the first Qatari case in 2017.