West Nile virus outbreaks among humans and animals, 2020 transmission season
As of 1 February 2021, European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) Member States and EU-neighbouring countries reported 336 locally-acquired human cases of West Nile virus infections in 2020.
Mumps - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018
For 2018, 11 312 cases of mumps were reported to ECDC by 28 EU/EEA Member States with an overall notification rate of 2.6 cases per 100 000 population.
Detection and characterisation capability and capacity for SARS-CoV-2 variants within the EU/EEA
ECDC has mapped the detection and characterisation capability and capacity for SARS-CoV-2 variants across the EU/EEA. This is the fifth laboratory capacity survey since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in December 2019.
Risk assessment: SARS-CoV-2 - increased circulation of variants of concern and vaccine rollout in the EU/EEA, 14th update
This risk assessment provides an overall update on the COVID-19 situation in the EU/EEA, including latest data on the situation with SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern covered by previous targeted risk assessments.
Using face masks in the community: first update - Effectiveness in reducing transmission of COVID-19
This technical report reviews the evidence that has been accumulated since the emergence of COVID-19, in addition to what has existed on this topic prior to the pandemic, and updates the ECDC opinion on the suitability of using face masks in the community published on 9 April 2020.
European surveillance of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities in the EU/EEA: aggregate data reporting - Surveillance protocol version 1.1
This surveillance protocol seeks to enable countries to report their existing national surveillance data on COVID-19 in LTCFs easily and regularly. This will enable ECDC to report national trends in the EU/EEA, with the aim of providing all EU/EEA countries with timely information to support their preparedness activities for LTCFs.
Communicable disease threats report, 7-13 February 2021, week 6
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 7-13 February 2021 and includes updates on COVID-19, seasonal and avian influenza, measles and Ebola virus disease.
Tularaemia - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2019
For 2019, 21 countries in the EU/EEA reported 1 463 confirmed cases of tularaemia.
Infection prevention and control and preparedness for COVID-19 in healthcare settings - sixth update
This document aims to provide guidance to EU/EEA healthcare facilities and healthcare providers on infection prevention and control (IPC) measures for the management of suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in healthcare settings, including long-term care facilities. It also offers guidance on the management of specimens at laboratories in the EU/EEA.