04 Aug 2021 Nigeria
As of 22 July 2021, a total of 22,130 cases have been reported with 526 deaths. Outbreaks have been reported in 19 states, with Bauchi, Kano, Sokoto, and Zamfara states reporting the highest number of cases.
14 Jul 2021 Democratic Republic of the Congo + Ituri
As of 11 July 2021, from 1 January 2021 to 20 June 2021, a total of 117 suspected cases of bubonic and pulmonary plague and 13 deaths (case fatality rate: 11.1%) have been reported in Ituri province from 8 health zones.
12 Jul 2021 Finland
As of 8 July 2021, an increase vibrio infections is reported due to warm seawater conditions.
28 Jun 2021 Guinea
On 19 June 2021, the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak that emerged in mid-February 2021 was declared over. Between 14 February and 19 June 2021, a total of 23 cases (16 confirmed and 7 probable) were identified, including 12 deaths.
22 Jun 2021 Canada + Manitoba
On 21 June 2021 a case of Influenza A variant (H3N2)v was reported in an individual who sought testing after developing mild flu-like symptoms. Tests came back negative for COVID-19, but was later identified through routine influenza surveillance.
15 Jun 2021 Reunion
As of 10 June 2021, a total of 20,800 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported since the start of the year.
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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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