24 May 2019 Nigeria
Since January 2019 a total of 930 suspected cases of yellow fever cases have been reported. 332 of these cases (3 presumed confirmed cases) were reported during the month of April.
24 May 2019 Democratic Republic of the Congo
As of 23 May 2019, 1,866 cases (1,778 confirmed and 88 probable) have been reported, including 1,241 deaths.
23 May 2019 Venezuela
The World Health Organization, World Malaria Report 2018 shows a sharp increase in reported malaria cases between 2010 and 2017 in Venezuela. Bolivar state reported many of the cases.
21 May 2019 Namibia
As of 15 May 2019, seven suspected cases of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever were reported from five regions, including one laboratory confirmed case and one death. Forty-five close contacts, including healthcare workers and family members are being followed up for 14 days.
20 May 2019 Santa Catarina. Brazil
On 4 May 2019, a death from rabies was confirmed in a 58 year old woman living in the municipality of Gravatal, Santa Catarina State. This is the first human case of rabies in the state since 1981.
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.
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