The Health Information on this page is provided by the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit.
The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit helps to manage and monitor the status of health in Bermuda by:
- Regularly recording, interpreting, and reporting data that reflect the health of our community;
- Reviewing health problems and outbreaks; this includes chronic diseases, injuries, and social factors that influence health status
- Detecting and monitoring epidemics and public health emergencies.
- Providing health information upon request in a variety of formats.
Updated 15 March 2023
The Epidemiology & Surveillance Unit has received increased reports of Fever and Rash (hand foot and mouth), Fever Respiratory Symptoms (adenovirus, other coronaviruses, human rhinovirus/enterovirus, human metapneumovirus, acute respiratory infection, SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19, strep throat).
The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit continues to receive reports of Gastroenteritis (viral).
Invasive Group A Streptococcus
Group A Streptococcal (GAS) infection commonly causes mild illnesses such as tonsillitis, pharyngitis, impetigo, cellulitis and scarlet fever. However, in rare instances, GAS infection can lead to invasive iGAS, which can cause life-threatening conditions. There have been increases in cases of iGAS globally.
Working closely with our partner agencies, the Office of the Chief Medical Officer is monitoring this evolving health situation both globally and locally.
Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. For frequently asked questions about monkeypox visit the World Health Organisation website and review our local Monkeypox FAQs video or flyer.
Working closely with our partner agencies, the Ministry of Health is monitoring this evolving health situation. The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit has increased their level of surveillance in order to monitor and assess any developments on island.
Coronavirus (COVID-19, formerly 2019-nCoV)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new respiratory illness.
The World Health Organization has declared the current coronavirus situation a Pandemic.
Working closely with partner agencies, the Ministry of Health is monitoring this rapidly evolving health situation and will keep the public up to date on Bermuda’s response.
The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The risk of introduction to Bermuda is low. Travelers to the outbreak area should pay attention to their health during travel and for 21 days following travel; if fever or other symptoms develop, the medical care provider is to be informed of the recent travel prior to attending for medical care.
Surveillance Manuals and Guidelines
- Surveillance Manual
- Reportable Diseases
- Syndrome Definitions
- Epidemiological Weeks 2023
- Guidance on Infection Prevention and Control in Schools and other Childcare Settings
- Exclusion Table and Reporting Guidance for Infections in Schools and other Childcare Settings
- Tourism and Health Programme
- Case Report Form
- Physician Reporting Forms
- Physician Reporting Form (Example - Communicable Diseases)
- Physician Reporting Form (Example - Syndromic Surveillance)
- Outbreak Reporting Form for Schools and Other Childcare Facilities
- Outbreak Reporting Form for Long Term Care Facilities
- THIS – Tourism and Health Information System
- 2023 EW 1 Surveillance Summary Report (1 January - 7 January 2023)
- 2023 EW 2 Surveillance Summary Report (8 January - 14 January 2023)
- 2023 EW 3 Surveillance Summary Report (15 January - 21 January 2023)
- 2023 EW 4 Surveillance Summary Report (22 January - 28 January 2023)
- 2023 EW 5 Surveillance Summary Report (29 January - 4 February 2023)
- 2023 EW 6 Surveillance Summary Report (5 February – 12 February 2023)
- 2023 EW 7 Surveillance Summary Report (12 February – 18 February 2023)
- 2023 EW 8 Surveillance Summary Report (19 February – 25 February 2023)
For additional reports and health information, visit the Ministry of Health Health Library
The following reports from the Department of Statistics also contain health information:
- Digest of Statistics
- Bermuda Social Statistics
- Census and Population Projections
- Environmental Statistics Compendium
The Department of National Drug Control produces Substance Abuse Statistics and Reports which also contain health information.
The Registry General produces an annual report including information on births and deaths.
The Bermuda Police Service produces reports on Crime Statistics including road traffic collisions and crimes against the person.
The Family Centre has produced a report on Adverse Childhood Experiences in Bermuda.
Disease Fact Sheets
- Diarrhea and Vomiting Illness
- Enterovirus D68
- Foodborne Illness
- Hand Foot and Mouth Disease
- Head Lice
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B & C
- MERS CoV
- Mononucleosis and Epstein-Barr Virus
- Novel Coronavirus (nCoV)_1
- Pertussis - Whooping Cough
- Strep Throat
- Group A Streptococcus
If you are seeking a presentation on the Island’s data and information, or there is data you are seeking, which is not available here, please complete the appropriate request form: