Zika transmission in the Caribbean
The information on current Zika transmission is useful to evaluate the risk for people who have recently returned from or are planning to travel to countries with active local transmission.
Outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil - 1st update, 13 April 2017
This risk assessment contains updated advice to travellers and health professionals and the latest information on the epidemiological situation of yellow fever in Brazil.
Rapid risk assessment: Zika virus disease epidemic. 10th update, 4 April 2017
This is an updated assessment of the risks associated with the Zika virus epidemic in affected countries, EU Overseas Countries and Territories, and Outermost Regions and in EU Member States within continental Europe.
Public health risks related to communicable diseases at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games, Brazil 2016 - 1st update, 13 June 2016
This document updates ECDC’s initial assessment of the potential health risks related to communicable diseases and other health threats for European citizens during the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Risk assessment: Outbreak of cholera in Cuba, potential risk for European travellers, 12 July 2012
This rapid risk assessment assesses the potential risk for European travellers to Cuba after an outbreak of cholera in the Granma Province of the country.
Epidemiological update: Ongoing outbreak of cholera in Cuba, potential risk for European travellersArchived
On 3 July the Cuban Ministry of Health confirmed an outbreak of cholera in the south-western city of Manzanillo. It is the first time in almost 150 years that an outbreak of cholera is reported in the island.
Risk of travel-associated cholera transmission can remain low if precautionary measures are takenArchived
ECDC has issued a risk assessment on cholera transmission related to travel to the Dominican Republic after two cases have been detected in tourists returning to the UK and Germany from resorts in the Punta Cana area of the Dominican Republic.
Imported methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, SwedenArchived
The authors analyzed data on 444 imported cases of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Sweden during the period 2000-2003. The risk for MRSA carriage or infection in returning travellers ranged from 0.1 per million travellers returning from Nordic countries to 59.4 per million travellers returning from North Africa and the Middle East.