Outbreak Surveillance

Influenza A(H9N2) in China

05 Mar 2021 China

Three new cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H9N2) virus were detected through surveillance between November 2020 and January 2021. A total of 43 cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H9N2) in China have been reported since December 2015.

Source: WHO

Human

Air-borne / Droplet

Updates 1

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Ebola in DRC

04 Mar 2021 Democratic Republic of the Congo + North Kivu

As of 2 March 2021, a total of 11 cases of Ebola, including four deaths have been reported in North Kivu province.

Source: State

Human

Haemorrhagic fever

Updates 4

Verified

Ebola virus disease in brief

Dengue in Reunion

03 Mar 2021 Reunion

As of 24 February 2021, a total of 350 dengue cases have been confirmed since the beginning of 2021. Cases are spread over 14 municipalities, with 70% of cases in the west.

Source: State

Human

Vector-Borne

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Dengue in brief

Yellow Fever in Trinidad

01 Mar 2021 Trinidad and Tobago

On 23 February 2021, an increase in the number of monkey deaths from yellow fever in South Trinidad was confirmed. No human cases of YF have been reported in Trinidad since 1979.

Source: State

Animal

Vector-Borne

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Yellow fever in brief

Ebola in Guinea

01 Mar 2021 Guinea

As of 27 February 2021, 13 confirmed cases and four probable cases have been recorded.

Source: State

Human

Haemorrhagic fever

Updates 3

Verified

Ebola virus disease in brief

Influenza A(H5N8) in Russia

25 Feb 2021 Russia

On 20 February 2021, Russian authorities reported seven cases of highly pathogenic avian Influenza A, serotype H5N8 in poultry workers. These are the first reported cases of H5N8 in humans.

Source: ECDC

Human

Air-borne / Droplet

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cVDPV2 in Iran

25 Feb 2021 Iran + Sistan va Baluchestan

cVDPV2 has been detected in sewage in two districts in Sistan and Baluchistan province.

Source: WHO

Miscellaneous

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Polio in brief

cVDPV2 in Egypt

25 Feb 2021 Egypt

In September 2020, cVDPV2 virus was detected in sewage in Giza, Cairo with links to importation from Sudan. cVDPV2 has recently been detected in sewage in Alexandria with links to the cVDPV2 found in the River Nile state in Sudan, and one cVDPV2 detected in both Anwan and Qena in southern Egypt linked to Alexandria.

Source: WHO

Miscellaneous

New Post

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Polio in brief

cVDPV2 in Kenya

25 Feb 2021 Kenya + Mombasa County

As of the 17 February one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample was reported in Mombasa.

Source: GPEI

Miscellaneous

Updates 1

Verified

Polio in brief

COVID-19 in Timor-Leste

19 Feb 2021 Timor-Leste

This country has reported an increase in case numbers. Latest case numbers are provided by World Health Organization.

Source: WHO

Human

Air-borne / Droplet

Updates 1

Verified

COVID-19 in brief

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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.

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