Threats and outbreaks

Active threats and outbreaks

COVID-19

Transmission is still widespread in the EU/EEA even though most countries are experiencing stable or decreasing case rates. However, absolute numbers remain high, with increasing case rates among older age groups and increasing death rates in several countries. Around one third of countries are seeing increases in hospital or ICU admissions and/or occupancy due to COVID-19. This serves as a reminder of the importance of maintaining public health and physical distancing measures and that these measures should not be relaxed, even in countries with decreasing trends.

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

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Communicable disease threats report, 9-15 May 2021, week 19

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Threat Assessment Brief: Emergence of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617 variants in India and situation in the EU/EEA

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Communicable disease threats report, 2-8 May 2021, week 18

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Geographical distribution of confirmed MERS-CoV cases, 1 January 2020 to 7 May 2021

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

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Stop the spread! Could diagnostic antigen tests help control COVID-19 transmission in workplaces?

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SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern pose a higher risk for hospitalisation and intensive care admission

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EMA and ECDC join forces for enhanced post-marketing monitoring of COVID-19 vaccines in Europe

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Forecasting COVID-19 cases and deaths in Europe - new hub will support European pandemic planning

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ECDC guidance for adjusting non-pharmaceutical interventions based on vaccination status

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Communicable disease threats report, 9-15 May 2021, week 19

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Communicable disease threats report, 2-8 May 2021, week 18

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Communicable disease threats report, 25 April - 1 May 2021, week 17

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Communicable disease threats report, 18-24 April 2021, week 16

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Communicable disease threats report, 11-17 April 2021, week 15

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Epidemiological update: West Nile virus transmission season in Europe, 2020

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Ebola virus disease in Nzérékoré – Guinea

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Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in North Kivu – Democratic Republic of the Congo – 2021

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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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Threat Assessment Brief: Emergence of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.617 variants in India and situation in the EU/EEA

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Threat Assessment Brief: Dengue epidemic in Réunion, 2021

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Risk Assessment: Emergence of hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae ST23 carrying carbapenemase genes in EU/EEA countries

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Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis sequence type (ST)11 infections linked to poultry products in the EU/EEA and the United Kingdom

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Threat Assessment Brief: First identification of human cases of avian influenza A(H5N8) infection

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Data on hospital and ICU admission rates and current occupancy for COVID-19

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Data on the daily subnational 14-day notification rate of new COVID-19 cases

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Data for the maps in support of the Council Recommendation on a coordinated approach to the restriction of free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the EU/EEA

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Data on the daily number of new reported COVID-19 cases and deaths by EU/EEA country

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Data on testing for COVID-19 by week and country

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