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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22 Sep 2017 Yemen
As of 19 September 2017, a total of 698,371 suspected cases with 2,101 deaths have been reported across Yemen since the end of April 2017.
21 Sep 2017 Niger
As of 13 April 2017, the first outbreak for Niger has been reported in poultry.
21 Sep 2017 France
As of 19 September 2017, a total of 11 cases have been reported from two localities, 10km apart, in Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur Region since July 2017.
21 Sep 2017
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As of 20 September 2017, an outbreak involving 86 cases has been reported in Lazio Region and Rome Municipality.
19 Sep 2017 Madagascar
As of 14 September 2017, a total of 28 cases of pulmonary plague (two confirmed) with five deaths have been reported in Vakinankaratra Region (100km southwest of Antananarivo) since the end of August 2017.