Large gastointestinal illness outbreak in Smederevo, Serbia

In the last 24 hours, 180 people sought medical care at the “Sveti Luka” hospital in Smederevo due to a severe gastrointestinal illness. Forty eight of the patients were admitted to the hospital for short term treatment. The exact cause of illness is still unknown. In the absence of a known cause, travellers to this area can reduce the risk of illness by strictly following food and water precautions.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Food and Water Contamination.

Global Monitoring To Keep You Safe While You Travel

Sign up your trip to receive real-time, exclusive travel alerts to help you stay safe while away from home.