Outbreak Surveillance

Dengue in Brazil

10 May 2022 Brazil + Goias

As of 29 April 2022, Dengue serotype 2 has been detected in Brazil for the first time in a sample taken from a dengue case in November 2021. PAHO states DEN 1, 2 and 4 serotypes have been detected. Health officials clarify that the new lineage is not related to the large number of dengue cases reported in the state.

Source: State

Human

Vector-Borne

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Dengue in brief

Monkeypox in United Kingdom ex Nigeria

10 May 2022 View Countries + Nigeria
United Kingdom

On 7 May 2022, a case of monkeypox was confirmed in England in an individual who had recently travelled from Nigeria, where they are believed to have contracted the infection.

Source: State

Human

Imported

Miscellaneous

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Monkeypox in brief

COVID-19 in China

06 May 2022 China + Jilin
Shanghai
China

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to Shanghai Municipality and Jilin Province. This is due to the ongoing Omicron outbreak.

Source: FCDO

Human

Air-borne / Droplet

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COVID-19 in brief

Ebola in DRC

06 May 2022 Democratic Republic of the Congo + Équateur

As of 4 May 2022, a total of three cases and two deaths have been reported since the start of the outbreak in Mbandaka.

Source: WHO

Human

Haemorrhagic fever

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Ebola virus disease in brief

Influenza A(H3N8) in China

27 Apr 2022 China + Henan

As of 27 April 2022, a case of avian influenza A(H3N8) has been reported in a child with exposure to domestic poultry in Zhumadian City. This is believed to be the first confirmed human case of avian influenza A(H3N8) in the world.

Source: The Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Human

Air-borne / Droplet

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Lassa fever in Guinea

27 Apr 2022 Guinea + Guekedou

On 22 April 2022, the Ministry of Health of Guinea declared an outbreak of Lassa fever after a case was confirmed by PCR testing. Investigations are ongoing and no additional cases have been reported so far. A risk assessment is ongoing to ensure an effective response.

Source: WHO

Human

Haemorrhagic fever

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Yellow fever in Uganda

26 Apr 2022 Uganda + Wakiso

On 6 March 2022, World Health Organization received notification from the Uganda Ministry of Health of four suspected yellow fever cases. However, further investigations identified only one laboratory confirmed case of yellow fever reported from Wakiso district, Central Region.

Source: WHO

Human

Vector-Borne

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Yellow fever in brief

Rabies in South Africa

22 Apr 2022 South Africa + Kwazulu-Natal
Eastern Cape
South Africa

As of 20 April 2022, 349 canine cases and four related human deaths have been reported in 2022. The outbreaks of rabies in domestic dogs in the eThekwini Municipality, KwaZulu Natal and Nelson Mandela Bay and Buffalo City municipalities, Eastern Cape have been ongoing since 2021.

Source: State

Human

Miscellaneous

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Rabies in brief

Dengue in Singapore

20 Apr 2022 Singapore

As of 19 April 2022, Singapore are reporting an increase in dengue cases compared to the previous four years. In the week ending 16 April 2022, a total of 735 cases were reported. To prevent cases from escalating, vector control measures are taking place. The DENV-3 serotype which was previously uncommon in Singapore is now circulating.

Source: State

Human

Vector-Borne

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Dengue in brief

cVDPV3 in Israel

19 Apr 2022 Israel + Jerusalem

As of 15 April 2022, a total of seven circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 3 (cVDPV3) positive results have been confirmed. This includes the index case and six asymptomatic children. One child has a history of incomplete polio immunisation, the other six are unvaccinated. An additional two children with cVDPV3 detection using in-house molecular techniques are awaiting further confirmation.

Source: WHO

Human

Miscellaneous

Updates 2

Verified

Polio in brief

World design.

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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