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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25 Jul 2017 United States
As of 21 July 2017, a total of 47 people infected with Salmonella Kiambu have been reported from 12 states. One death has been reported from New York City and 12 people have been admitted to hospital. Current epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicates Maradol papayas are the likely source of this outbreak.
25 Jul 2017 Punjab. Pakistan
As of 24 July 2017, a confirmed Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever case, with history of contact with domestic livestock, presented with typical clinical features on 19 July 2017.
24 Jul 2017 Greece
As of 21 July 2017, the first case of the 2017 transmission season has been confirmed in Argolida.
24 Jul 2017 Israel
As of 21 July, one confirmed case and three suspected cases are reported since the beginning of the 2017 transmission season.
24 Jul 2017
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As of 14 July 2017, a total of 23 cases in travellers returning from Mexico have been reported. Similar outbreaks were seen May-June of the previous two years.