22 Jan 2020
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Between July 2019 and January 2020, a total of 38 cases of yellow fever in non human primates have been reported in the south east of the country states of Sao Paulo (3) Parana (34) and Santa Catarina (1).
22 Jan 2020 Ukraine
As of 20 January 20, an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5) has been reported in farmed birds in Buhakiv.
22 Jan 2020 United States
As of 21 January 2020, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case of novel coronavirus in the United States in the state of Washington. The patient recently returned from Wuhan, China, where an outbreak of pneumonia caused by this novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December 2019.
22 Jan 2020 Hubei. China
The outbreak of novel coronavirus which started in Wuhan city, December 2019 continues to evolve. As of 21 January 2020, a total of 375 cases with 9 deaths have been reported in Hubei Province (including Wuhan city). Cases have also been reported in other parts of China and in travellers to other countries. Updated information on case numbers and areas affected are available on Public Health Englands website.
22 Jan 2020 China
Cases of novel coronavirus have now been reported in multiple provinces in China. Up to date informaton on the areas affected can be found on Public Health Englands website.
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.
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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.
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