Outbreak Surveillance

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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 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.

Where available, a web link is provided to the original information source. We cannot accept responsibility for the sites to which it links, or for the information found on those sites. Linking to outside sites does not in any way imply endorsement of these sites.

26 May 2017 View Countries + Czech Republic
Tanzania

As of 25 May 2017, two cases diagnosed in Czech residents returning from Tanzania. These are the first imported cases for Czech Republic in 15 years.

Human

Food and water-borne

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Verified

ProMED - Read more

26 May 2017 India

As of 24 May 2017, India has been classified as an endemic country for the infection based on new evidence of virus circulation.

Human

Vector-Borne

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Verified

WHO - Read more

26 May 2017 Democratic Republic of the Congo

As of 24 May 2017, two separate outbreaks of circulating vaccine derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) have been reported in the provinces of Haut Lomami and Maniema, respectively.

Human

Food and water-borne

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WHO - Read more

26 May 2017 Democratic Republic of the Congo

As of 24 May 2017, two separate outbreaks of circulating vaccine derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) have been reported in the provinces of Haut Lomami and Maniema, respectively.

Human

Food and water-borne

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Verified

WHO - Read more

26 May 2017 Germany

As of  24 May 2017, a dispersed outbreakof  haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) and gastroenteritis involving 30 cases since December 2016 has been reported. The causative agent is VTEC Escherichia coli O157. Packaged minced meat is the most likely food vehicle. Food safety investigations are ongoing.

Human

Food and water-borne

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Verified

Eurosurveillance - Read more

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