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 Oct 2017 Guateng. South Africa
As of 20 October 2017, seven cases with a death have been reported in Guateng Province. Malaria is not considered endemic in this area and the most likely scenario is thought to be infected mosquitoes introduced from endemic areas in vehicles. Only 72 such cases have been reported since 2007.
23 Oct 2017
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As of 17 October 2017, there are no confirmed cases in Seychelles.
20 Oct 2017 Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). Pakistan
As of 19 October 2017, a total of 74,820 cases (15,828 confirmed) and 54 deaths have been reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province since July 2017. The majority of cases was reported in Peshawar District.
19 Oct 2017 Eastern. Uganda
As of 19 October 2017, a fatal case in a 50-year old from Kween District, Eastern Uganda, has been confirmed. The case presented and died on 11 October 2017. Contact tracing and further investigations are under way.
19 Oct 2017 Democratic Republic of the Congo
As of 13 October 2017, the cumulative number of cases for this year now exceeds 36,000 cases. More than 650 deaths have been reported. In all of 2016, 29,000 cases and 800 deaths were reported. Update: 28 September 2017.