Cholera

Cholera outbreaks worldwide

Last updated: 21 September 2018

Several countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas are reporting cholera outbreaks. Despite the number of cholera outbreaks reported worldwide, very few cases are reported each year among returning EU/EEA travellers.

The risk of infection is very low for EU/EEA travellers to and residents who follow correct preventive hygiene measures, states ECDC risk assessment of the cholera outbreak in Algeria. ECDC is monitoring and issuing monthly updates in its weekly threats report (CDTR).

 

Major outbreaks
Yemen, Nigeria, the DRC, Haiti, Somalia
Most cases in the past month
Yemen, Nigeria, the DRC, Niger, Ethiopia
New outbreaks
Algeria and Zimbabwe

Publication

Diphtheria - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016

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Surveillance systems overview for 2016

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Surveillance systems overview for 2015

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Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 10-16 December 2017, week 50

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Publication

Diphtheria - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016

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Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 10-16 December 2017, week 50

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Publication

Diphtheria - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015

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Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 19-25 November 2017, week 47

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News

Diphtheria outbreaks in Yemen and Venezuela

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News

ECDC survey shows gaps in diphtheria diagnostic capacity across Europe

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News

Immunity to tetanus and diphtheria in the UK in 2009.Archived

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News

Risk of febrile seizures and epilepsy after vaccination with diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, inactivated poliovirus, and Haemophilus influenzae type BArchived

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Mar 2011

Event

First annual meeting of the European Diphtheria Surveillance NetworkArchived

17 Mar 2011
ECDC premises, Stockholm

Data

Surveillance systems overview for 2016

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Surveillance systems overview for 2015

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Data

Figure 1. Number of reported diphtheria cases, EU/EEA, 2014

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Table 1. Reported diphtheria cases: number and rate per 100 000 population, EU/EEA, 2010–2014

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Disease programmes and networks

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European Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network (FWD-Net)

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Peer-reviewed publications

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Cholera in Coastal Africa: A systematic review of its heterogeneous environmental determinants

2013

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Environmental determinants of cholera outbreaks in inland africa: A systematic review of main transmission foci and propagation routes

2013

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Preventing and controlling disease outbreaks in a complex emergency situation: discussion of the tsunami aftermath.

2005