23 Aug 2019
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As of 20 August 2019, a total of 2927 EVD cases were reported, including 2822 confirmed and 105 probable cases, of which 1961 cases died. In Mwenga Health Zone, South Kivu, a fourth case was confirmed.
23 Aug 2019 Myanmar (Burma)
As of 19 August 2019, four cases of cVDPV1 have been reported in Myanmar since 23 June 2019. The latest case is a six year old with onset of paralysis on 23 July 2019, without a history of vaccination with OPV.
22 Aug 2019 Uganda
On 24th July 2019, Uganda marked the end of 42 days since the death of the Ebola virus disease patient in Kasese district. On 8 August 2019, the Ministry of Health confirmed that there were no cases of Ebola in the country. However, they remain on high alert due to a long and porous border with the neighbouring country, DRC, where the outbreak is ongoing.
21 Aug 2019 Namibia
As of 11 August 2019, a total of 6,151 suspected hepatitis E cases have been reported, (1,390 confirmed, 3,966 epidemiologically linked and 795 suspected). The outbreak begun in December 2017 in Windhoek, Khomas region, and eventually spread to the other regions. Khomas region remains the most affected, with 63% of all reported cases, followed by Erongo at 23%.
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We regularly review and update information on overseas disease outbreaks and other health issues that may affect the UK 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). Please note that not all cases of disease or outbreaks are reported.
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