Attending the Carnival in Brazil?
Travellers to Brazil should ensure that all their vaccinations are up to date. Yellow fever vaccination should be taken 10 days ahead of travelling. Other preventive measures include good hygiene practices and preventive measures against mosquito bites.Find out more
Influenza activity increasing across Europe
Countries should continue to encourage vaccination.
ECDC monitors and reports on influenza activity in Europe on a weekly basis throughout the flu season in collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for Europe.See the latest update
Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic Congo
829 cases and 521 deaths have been reported as of 13 February. This is the largest-ever Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the second largest in history.Latest updates
Measles continues to spread
Measles continues to spread across Europe because vaccination coverage in many countries is suboptimal. The latest WHO data show that only four EU/EEA countries reported at least 95% vaccination coverage for first and second doses of measles-containing vaccine in 2017.Read the latest monthly report
Rapid risk assessment: Ebola virus disease outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo – third update
ECDC/EFSA Regional workshop on One Health approach against antimicrobial resistance in EU pre-accession countries
EU/EEA NITAG collaboration for the sharing and synthesis of scientific evidence on EU authorised vaccines and their use in immunisation practices
ECDC 2019 Winter Workshop 1st edition: The science of using science to support policy making for prevention and control of communicable diseases
Active threats and outbreaks
Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (North Kivu and Ituri)
The number of cases and affected areas continues to increase. It is unlikely that the outbreak will be controlled in the near future. Find out more
Large outbreaks with fatalities are ongoing in EU countries that had previously eliminated or interrupted endemic transmission. Find out more
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Data and tools
The Vaccine Schedule is an interactive platform of vaccination schedules for individual European countries and specific age groups.Access the platform
Achievements, challenges and major outputs 2017: Highlights from the Annual Report of the Director
29 Jun 2018 - This brochure briefly summarises the Centre’s accomplishments for the previous year. It covers all ECDC Disease Programmes and Programme activities, health communication, training activities and outbreak preparedness.