Threats and outbreaks

Active threats and outbreaks

COVID-19

ECDC is closely monitoring the outbreak and issuing regular risk assessments. COVID-19 case notification rates have increased steadily across the EU/EEA and the UK since August 2020.

Read about the COVID-19 outbreak

Read about the risk to the EU/EEA and the UK

Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 
The 11th outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic Congo was declared on 1 June 2020 and is ongoing on the western side of the country in Equateur Province. Find out more

 

 

 

 

Disease / public health area

Travellers' health

This page provides information for travellers and public health authorities about health issues related to specific destinations. These issues may arise from disease outbreaks, special events or gatherings, natural disasters, or other conditions that may affect travellers’ health.

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Download the daily number of new reported cases of COVID-19 by country worldwide

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Communicable disease threats report, 22-28 November 2020, week 48

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Updated projections of COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the UK

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Avian influenza overview – update on 19 November 2020, EU/EEA and the UK

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Communicable disease threats report, 15-21 November 2020, week 47

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Communicable disease threats report, 22-28 November 2020, week 48

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Communicable disease threats report, 15-21 November 2020, week 47

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Communicable disease threats report, 8-14 November 2020, week 46

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Communicable disease threats report, 1-7 November 2020, week 45

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Communicable disease threats report, 25-31 October 2020, week 44

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ECDC launches new weekly COVID-19 surveillance report

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Epidemiological update: West Nile virus transmission season in Europe, 2019

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Epidemiological update: third case of locally acquired Zika virus disease in Hyères, France

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Epidemiological update: second case of locally acquired Zika virus disease in Hyères, France

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Increase of XDR Typhoid fever in travellers returning from Pakistan

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Rapid Risk Assessment: Increase in fatal cases of COVID-19 among long-term care facility residents in the EU/EEA and the UK

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Rapid Risk Assessment: Detection of new SARS-CoV-2 variants related to mink

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Rapid Risk Assessment: Increased transmission of COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the UK – thirteenth update

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Rapid outbreak assessment: Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium and S. Anatum infections linked to Brazil nuts

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Rapid risk assessment: Increased transmission of COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the UK – twelfth update

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Download the daily number of new reported cases of COVID-19 by country worldwide

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Geographical distribution of confirmed MERS-CoV cases by country of infection and year

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Geographical distribution of confirmed MERS-CoV cases by probable region of infection and exposure, from 1 January 2020 to 1 September 2020

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Number of measles deaths by country, EU/EEA and the UK, July 2019 - June 2020

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Sources - Worldwide data on COVID-19

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World Health Organization recommendations for the influenza virus vaccine composition for the 2020 southern hemisphere season

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Extensively drug-resistant gonorrhoea: risk of further dissemination within and across Europe

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Conclusions of the twentieth IHR Emergency Committee do not change the ECDC risk assessment for Europe concerning polio

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WHO recommendations for influenza virus vaccine composition for the 2019–2020 northern hemisphere season

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OECD highlights the progress made in laboratory systems in the EU/EEA since the implementation of EULabCap

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