Please note that not all cases of disease or outbreaks are reported; some outbreaks 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. See 'About Outbreaks' tab below for further detail.

For further information on red, amber and green alert categories, see this news item.

09 July 2024
France + Occitanie

Dengue in France

On 8 July 2024, Occitania reported its first locally acquired case of dengue in France for the 2024 season. There were 22 locally acquired cases in Occitania during 2023.

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05 July 2024
Ghana + Ashanti

cVDPV2 in Ghana

As of 16 June 2024, circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been detected in an environmental sample in this country.

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05 July 2024
Uganda + Mbale

cVDPV2 in Uganda

As of 7 June 2024, circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been detected in an environmental sample in this country.

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05 July 2024

cVDPV2 in The Gambia

As of 7 June 2024, circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been detected in an environmental sample in this country.

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04 July 2024

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Afghanistan

As of 29 June 2024, a total of 470 suspected cases of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, including 35 deaths, have been reported since the beginning of 2024.

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04 July 2024
India + Maharashtra

Zika in India

As of 3 July 2024, a total of eight Zika cases have been reported in Maharashtra state. Surveillance and mosquito control activities are ongoing.

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02 July 2024

Dengue in UAE

During 2023, locally acquired cases of dengue were confirmed within the United Arab Emirates.

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02 July 2024

Cholera in Comoros

As of 30 June 2024, a total of 9,871 confirmed cases of cholera have been reported with 146 deaths. The outbreak remains centred around Ndzuwani, Ngazidja and Mwali.

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01 July 2024
South Africa + Muizenberg
Strand
Cape Town

Rabies in South Africa

On 7 June 2024, a case of rabies was confirmed in a wild Cape fur seal. Suspected positive results have also been received for seals sampled at Strand on 15 May and Muizenberg on 26 May.

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27 June 2024

Cholera in Mayotte

As of 24 June 2024, a total of 210 cholera cases, including two deaths, have been reported.

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Welcome to our outbreak surveillance section. This page contains information on disease outbreaks and other incidents that are considered to be of relevance to UK travellers.

You can search the information by disease or by country.

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.

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Key to NaTHNaC alert level feature

LEVEL 1: GREEN
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Follow standard protective measures, as recommended for this destination, disease or situation. Be aware that advice may change and check for updates.
LEVEL 2: AMBER
Take extra precautions
Follow any additional precautions recommended. Be alert and check regularly for changes in advice about this ongoing situation. Advice may be relevant for all travellers or apply to a specific group of travellers.
LEVEL 3: RED
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Alert categories are based on the situation at the time of publication. They will not be routinely updated unless outbreak information or a news item is updated.

The categories do not replace Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) travel advice. Travellers should still check the FCDO travel advisories for any country specific security or safety alerts.


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