Health Information

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. 

Local Alerts:

Updated 13th November 2020

The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit continues to receive reports of fever and respiratory symptoms including Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus and Strep Throat.

  • Human rhinovirus is the most common cause of the common cold. Symptoms usually include sore throat, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches, and body aches.
  • Most people who get infected with enteroviruses do not get sick or have only have  a  mild illness similar in nature to the common cold. Symptoms of mild illness may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough, skin rash, mouth blisters, and body and muscle aches.
  • Strep throat is a bacterial infection caused by group A Streptococcus or “group A strep.” In addition to a sore throat, symptoms can include pain when swallowing, a fever, red and swollen tonsils, tiny red spots on the roof of the mouth, or swollen lymph nodes in the front of the neck.
  • The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit continues to receive reports of gastroenteritis Diarrhea and Vomiting Illness including campylobacter, EPEC, C. difficile and giardia.

International alerts:

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.

Learn more about COVID-19 

Ebola

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.

Disease Reporting Forms

We collect health information from various contact points in the community to monitor the health of our Island and identify any concerns. Below are forms for reporting:

Disease Fact Sheets

We have prepared fact sheets on common infectious diseases, all of which are available in PDF format. Find more information about:

Chickenpox Hepatitis A

MRSA

Chikungunya

Hepatitis B & C

 Mumps

Conjunctivitis  Impetigo

 Pertussis - Whooping Cough

Diarrhea and Vomiting Illness  Influenza

Rotavirus

Enterovirus D68  Measles

 Scabies

 Foodbourne Illness   Meningitis

 Strep Throat

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

 MERS CoV  Tonsillitis

 Head Lice

 Mononucleosis & Epstein Barr Virus Novel Coronavirus (nCoV).pdf

Guidelines

We developed these reports to provide help on issues that concern groups or organizations in the community.

Reports

Our reports provide in-depth review of Bermuda’s data and population health.

Requests

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:

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