Outbreak Surveillance

13 Nov 2018 Democratic Republic of the Congo

As of 10 November 2018, 329 Ebola virus disease cases (294 confirmed and 35 probable), including 205 deaths (170 confirmed and 35 probable), have been reported. Three new health zones have reported confirmed cases during the reporting week: Mutwanga Health Zone close to Uganda border confirmed one new case on 7 November 2018 while Kyondo Health Zone close to Butembo reported one confirmed case on 8 November 2018. Musienene Health Zone (which had a probable case previously) reported aconfirmed EVD case on 9 November 2018.

Human

Haemorrhagic fever

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12 Nov 2018 View Countries + Morocco
United Kingdom

In November 2018, a UK resident died after becoming infected with rabies following a cat bite during a visit to Morocco.

Human

Miscellaneous

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12 Nov 2018 Ngamiland District. Botswana

As of 8 November 2018, an outbreak of rabies affecting livestock has been reported in Ngamiland District. Cases are normally detected in dogs, however livestock such as cattle, goats and donkeys have been affected.

Animal

Miscellaneous

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01 Nov 2018 Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region. Ethiopia

From 21 August through 26 October 2018, a total of 38 cases (33 suspected and 5 confirmed), including 11 deaths were reported from South Nation, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) Region of southwest Ethiopia neighbouring South Sudan and Kenya. Of 21 samples sent for testing, preliminary results showed five cases positive for yellow fever. 

Human

Vector-Borne

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01 Nov 2018 Democratic Republic of the Congo

Between 1 January and 14 October 2018, a total of 34, 621 cases of measles (505 confirmed) have been reported, with 437 deaths. Since June 2018, there has been an increasing trend in the weekly number of cases.

Human

Close association

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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 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.

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.

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