Outbreak Surveillance

Influenza A(H5N8) in Croatia

24 Nov 2020 Croatia + Koprivnica-Križevci

As of 17 November 2020, cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N8) have been reported in farmed birds in Koprivnicko-Krizevacka (in the east of the country).

Source: OIE

Animal

Air-borne

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Yellow fever in Nigeria

23 Nov 2020 Nigeria + Bauchi
Benue
Delta
Ebonyi
Edo
Ekiti
Oyo
Enugu
Nigeria

As of 18 November, a total of 46 confirmed yellow fever cases have been reported, with 1,558 suspected cases under investigation. A total of 172 deaths (six yellow fever confirmed) have been reported.

Dengue in France

23 Nov 2020 France + Alpes-Maritimes
Gard
Hérault
Var
France

As of 17 November 2020, France has reported a total of 12 locally acquired (autochthonous) dengue cases in 2020.

Source: ECDC

Human

Vector-Borne

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Dengue in brief

Dengue in Italy

23 Nov 2020 Italy + Veneto

As of 17 November 2020, Italy has reported a total of 10 locally acquired (autochthonous) dengue cases in 2020.

Source: ECDC

Human

Vector-Borne

Updates 1

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Dengue in brief

Influenza A(H5N8) in Belgium

20 Nov 2020 Belgium + West-Vlaanderen

Cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N8) have been detected in wild birds in three different areas in West-Vlaanderen.

Source: OIE

Animal

Air-borne

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Influenza A(H5N8) in Corsica

20 Nov 2020 France + Lucciana, Corsica

As of 7 November 2020, cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N8) have been detected in poultry in Lucciana, Corscia.

Source: OIE

Animal

Air-borne

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Influenza A(H5N8) in Denmark

20 Nov 2020 Denmark + Tustrup

As of 16 Nov 2020, highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N8) was confirmed in a poultry in Tustrup.

Source: OIE

Animal

Air-borne

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Ebola in DRC

18 Nov 2020 Democratic Republic of the Congo + Équateur

On 18 November 2020, WHO announced the end of the 11th Ebola outbreak in DRC, first reported on 1 June 2020, in Équateur Province in the west. Another outbreak in the eastern part of the country was winding down, and declared over on 25 June 2020. The two outbreaks were geographically far apart and genetically unrelated. By the end of the outbreak in Équateur Province there were 119 confirmed cases, 11 probable, 55 deaths and 75 people who had recovered.

Source: WHO

Human

Haemorrhagic fever

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Ebola virus disease in brief

Rift Valley fever in Mauritania

16 Nov 2020 Mauritania

Between 4 September to 7 November 2020, a total of 75 confirmed cases of Rift Valley fever were reported in 11 of 15 regions of the country with the Tagant region most affected with 51% of cases.

Source: WHO

Human

Haemorrhagic fever

Updates 1

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COVID-19 in Malaysia

13 Nov 2020 View Countries + country/137/malaysiaMalaysia
country/138/malaysia-borneoMalaysia (Borneo)

This country has reported a substantial increase in case numbers. Latest case numbers are provided by World Health Organization.

Source: State

Human

Air-borne

Updates 1

Verified

COVID-19 (coronavirus) in brief

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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 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.

You can search our Outbreak Surveillance information by disease or by country.

In some countries, there may be limited surveillance and reporting processes in place so information can be difficult to obtain. Some diseases may only be reported if they occur outside of the usual recognised risk area or season, or they have been reported in greater than usual numbers. Outbreaks of those diseases included in the UK childhood vaccination programme are not usually reported unless the outbreak is unusual or unexpected.

If you wish to use the following content for official purposes, please refer to the original sources of information. 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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