Threats and outbreaks
ECDC is monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, follow our latest updates.Learn more on COVID-19
Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo
The 10th outbreak of Ebola disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been ongoing since August 2018.
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Active threats and outbreaks
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.
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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
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.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Increase in fatal cases of COVID-19 among long-term care facility residents in the EU/EEA and the UK
Rapid Risk Assessment: Increased transmission of COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the UK – thirteenth update
Rapid outbreak assessment: Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium and S. Anatum infections linked to Brazil nuts
Geographical distribution of confirmed MERS-CoV cases by probable region of infection and exposure, from 1 January 2020 to 1 September 2020
World Health Organization recommendations for the influenza virus vaccine composition for the 2020 southern hemisphere season
Conclusions of the twentieth IHR Emergency Committee do not change the ECDC risk assessment for Europe concerning polio
WHO recommendations for influenza virus vaccine composition for the 2019–2020 northern hemisphere season
Threats and outbreaks by disease and country
ECDC monitors current infectious disease outbreaks and assesses the risk to public health in Europe. ECDC experts provides technical support to the EU-level response to such threats.
Interim surveillance case definitions for reporting in EU
During outbreaks, ECDC issues draft interim case definitions for surveillance, to support classifying cases for epidemiological reporting in EU.
Outbreak tutorials and guidelines
ECDC has produced several tools to support and guide outbreak preparedness, investigation and response activities.
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.View the page
Epidemic intelligence and outbreak response
ECDC supports the response to infectious disease threats in the EU through rapid risk assessments and filed outbreak missionsRead about ECDC mandate