Outbreak Surveillance

Rabies in USA

07 Jan 2022 United States + Idaho
Illinois
Texas
United States

Between 28 September and 3 November 2021, there were three confirmed cases of rabies (one each in Idaho, Illinois and Texas). All three cases died. All had direct contact with bats. The total number of rabies cases in 2021 was five, compared to no reported rabies cases in humans during 2020 and 2019.

Source: CDC

Human

Miscellaneous

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Rabies in brief

Hepatitis E in South Sudan

24 Dec 2021 South Sudan + Unity

In 2021, cases of hepatitis E have risen significantly. Between 1 January and 29 November 2021, 1,143 suspected cases and five deaths have been reported. A total of 47 cases have been laboratory confirmed during 2020-2021. The current outbreak is in Unity State, mainly in Benitu camp for internally displaced persons. A proportion of cases (28%) are reported from outside the camp, suggesting ongoing transmission in the surrounding community.

Source: WHO

Human

Food and water-borne

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Monkeypox in DRC

23 Dec 2021 Democratic Republic of the Congo + Maniema

On 9 December 2021, a monkeypox outbreak was declared by the Congolese authorities in Kibombo territory, Maniema province. As of 12 December 2021, a total of 196 cases and 24 deaths have been reported. This outbreak follows another that occurred across seven provinces (Equateur, Haut-Uele, MaiNdombe, Maniema, Mongala, Sud-Ubangi and Tshopo), with 2,918 suspected cases and 79 deaths reported between 1 January and 28 November 2021.

Source: WHO

Human

Miscellaneous

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Influenza A(H9N2) in China

23 Dec 2021 China + Guangdong

Between 10 and 16 December 2021, one new case of human infection with avian influenza A(H9N2) was reported from mainland China. The case is from Heyuan City, Guangdong Province with onset of illness on 28 November 2021. Prior to onset of illness, the case had exposure to a live poultry market. To date, 19 cases of avian influenza A(H9N2) have been reported to WHO from China in 2021.

Source: WHO

Human

Air-borne / Droplet

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Ebola in DRC

17 Dec 2021 Democratic Republic of the Congo + North Kivu

On 16 December 2021, the Ebola virus disease outbreak that emerged on 8 October 2021 was declared over, 42 days after the second negative test of the last confirmed case. The declaration was made in accordance with WHO recommendations.

Source: WHO

Human

Haemorrhagic fever

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Ebola virus disease in brief

Dengue in Pakistan

15 Dec 2021 Pakistan

From 1 January to 25 November 2021, a total of 48,906 cases including 183 deaths have been reported from four provinces (Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Balochistan) plus the federally administered Islamabad Capital Territory and Azad Jammu and Kashmir autonomous territories. As of 25 November, Punjab province reported the highest number of cases with 24,146 cases and 127 deaths. The deaths were mainly reported from Lahore district.

Source: WHO

Human

Vector-Borne

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Dengue in brief

Influenza A(H5N6) in China

15 Dec 2021 China

Authorities are closely monitoring four human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) reported in Mainland China. From 2014 to 15 December 2021, 57 human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) have been reported by mainland health authorities.

Source: State

Human

Air-borne / Droplet

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Influenza A(H5N1) in Luxembourg

03 Dec 2021 Luxembourg

As of 27 November 2021, highly pathogenic influenza A(H5N1) has been reported in two wild birds in Luxembourg. This is the first occurrence in the country.

Source: OIE

Animal

Air-borne / Droplet

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Yellow fever in Ghana

02 Dec 2021 Ghana + Upper West
Bono
Oti
Savannah
Ghana

As of 1 December 2021, a total of 202 suspected yellow fever cases, including 70 confirmed cases and 35 deaths, have now been reported in four regions in Ghana.

Source: WHO

Human

Vector-Borne

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Yellow fever in brief

Hepatitis E in Chad

01 Dec 2021 Chad + Lai

As of 21 November 2021, a total of 377 Hepatitis E cases, with two deaths, have been reported.

Source: WHO

Human

Food and water-borne

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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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