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.
Where available, a web link is provided to the original information source. We cannot accept responsibility for the sites to which it links, or for the information found on those sites. Linking to outside sites does not in any way imply endorsement of these sites.
28 Jun 2017 Yemen
As of 27 June 2017, a total of 218,798 suspected cholera cases, with 1400 deaths, have been reported in 87% of Yemen governorates and 86% of districts between 27 April and 26 June 2017.
27 Jun 2017 Germany
As of 21 June 2017, a total of 747 cases have been reported in January through May 2017. This is a 2.6 fold increase compared to the same time period in 2016. In the last week in May, alone, 69 cases were reported.
23 Jun 2017 South Africa
As of 22 June 2017, the first outbreak for South Africa has been reported in poultry.
23 Jun 2017 United Arab Emirates
As of 20 June 2017, a total of 65 travel-associated legionellosis cases with a history of visit to Dubai within 2–10 days prior to illness and with onset since 1 October 2016, have been reported by thirteen European countries. Case numbers reported in February and April 2017 continue to be significantly above that observed in recent years. The most recent onset was 25 May 2017. No single source has been identified.
23 Jun 2017 Nauru
As of 18 June 2017, a total of 964 cases with three deaths have been reported from January through May 2017.