Cholera

Cholera outbreaks worldwide

Last updated: 18 January 2019

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
Most cases in the past month
Yemen, Nigeria, the DRC
New outbreaks
Burundi and Uganda

Data

Surveillance systems overview for 2017

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Publication

Diphtheria - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016

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Data

Surveillance systems overview for 2016

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Peer-Reviewed Publication

Vaccination of 50+ adults to promote healthy ageing in Europe: The way forward

2018

Publication

Diphtheria - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016

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Peer-Reviewed Publication

Vaccination of 50+ adults to promote healthy ageing in Europe: The way forward

2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Vaccines, trust and European public health

2018

Publication

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

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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 2017

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Data

Surveillance systems overview for 2016

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Data

Surveillance systems overview for 2015

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Data

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

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Disease programmes and networks

Food- and waterborne diseases and zoonoses Programme

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

FWD Expert Exchange Programme

Peer-reviewed publications

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Mapping the burden of cholera in sub-Saharan Africa and implications for control: an analysis of data across geographical scales

2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Unexplored Opportunities: Use of Climate- and Weather-Driven Early Warning Systems to Reduce the Burden of Infectious Diseases

2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

The 2018 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: shaping the health of nations for centuries to come

2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Environmental suitability of vibrio infections in a warming climate: An early warning system

2017

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Lebanon’s experience in surveillance of communicable diseases during a mass gathering: Sixth Francophone Games, 2009

2017