Risk Assessment: Risk related to spread of new SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern in the EU/EEA
This risk assessment presents the latest available information on the recent emergence of two variants of potential concern, VOC 202012/01 discovered in the United Kingdom (UK) and another variant, 501.V2 identified in South Africa. It also assesses the risk of these variants of concern being introduced and spread in the EU/EEA, as well as the increased impact this would have on health systems in the coming weeks.
COVID-19 in children and the role of school settings in transmission - first update
The aim of this document is to provide an update on the knowledge surrounding the role of children in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and the role of schools in the COVID-19 pandemic, based on the experience in the EU from August–December, 2020. This document also addresses transmission to and from staff in school settings, school-related mitigation measures including risk communication, testing, contact tracing and the efficacy of partial and full school closures.
Communicable disease threats report, 20-26 December 2020, week 52
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 20-26 December 2020 and includes updates on COVID-19 and avian influenza.
COVID-19 vaccination and prioritisation strategies in the EU/EEA
This document builds on a previously published ECDC report, ‘Key aspects regarding the introduction and prioritisation of COVID-19 vaccination in the EU/EEA and the UK’ . By using mathematical modelling, this document provides EU/EEA countries with information on factors that may affect the choice of COVID-19 vaccination
Continuous professional development training activities - Course listings 2021
ECDC’s offerings for continuous professional development are directed at professionals in the Member States engaged in communicable disease control with cross-border relevance. These training activities seek to improve the capacities and competencies of the workforce of the national public health institutions in order to improve their response to public health threats from infectious diseases in European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries.
Achievements, challenges and major outputs 2019: Highlights from the Annual Report of the Director
This brochure briefly summarises the Centre’s accomplishments for the previous year. It covers all ECDC Disease Programmes, public health communication, training activities and outbreak preparedness.
Threat Assessment Brief: Rapid increase of a SARS-CoV-2 variant with multiple spike protein mutations observed in the United Kingdom
Over the last few weeks, the United Kingdom (UK) has faced a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in South East England, leading to enhanced epidemiological and virological investigations.
Communicable disease threats report, 13-19 December 2020, week 51
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 13-19 December 2020 and includes updates on COVID-19, dengue, chikungunya, Legionnaires' disease, seasonal influenza and avian influenza.
External quality assessment (EQA) schemes to support European surveillance of Legionnaires’ disease 2019-2020 - EU/EEA countries
This report provides an analysis of the EQA performance of laboratories in the 28 EU/EEA countries in relation to the detection/isolation, identification, enumeration and quantification of Legionella spp. and the further characterisation of L. pneumophila, by serogrouping and sequence-based typing, from both clinical and environmental samples, where applicable.
Download historical data (to 14 December 2020) on the daily number of new reported COVID-19 cases and deaths worldwideArchived
The downloadable data file was updated daily to 14 December 2020 using the latest available public data on COVID-19. You may use the data in line with ECDC’s copyright policy.