Outbreak Surveillance

22 Feb 2019 Australia

As of 21 February 2019, 51 cases of Salmonella linked to Angkor Bakery stores were reported.

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Food and water-borne

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22 Feb 2019 Democratic Republic of the Congo

As of 21 February 2019, 848 cases (783 confirmed and 65 probable) have been reported, including 529 deaths. Over the last 3 weeks, 12 health zones, have reported cases.

Human

Haemorrhagic fever

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21 Feb 2019 Cox's Bazar. Bangladesh

As of 13 January 2019, 832 Rohingya refugees living in Cox’s Bazar camps, have been confirmed with chicken pox, since December 2018. Out of which 51% were reported from Ukhia and 49% from Teknaf, with 39% under the age of 5 and 61% above this age.

Human

Vector-Borne

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21 Feb 2019 Oman

As of 21 February 2018, 13 cases, including four deaths, of MERS-CoV have been reported in Oman.

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Air-borne

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20 Feb 2019 Singapore

As of 19 February 2019, a total of 1,447 cases have been reported since the beginning of the year. This represents an increase compared to the same period in 2017 and 2018.

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Vector-Borne

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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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