Threats and outbreaks

Active threats and outbreaks

COVID-19

Several countries are now experiencing sustained local transmission of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including in Europe. This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation with ongoing outbreak investigations. ECDC is closely monitoring this outbreak and providing risk assessments to guide EU Member States and the EU Commission in their response activities.

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 
Cases have been declining in the last few weeks, with more recent cases restricted to rural, hard-to-reach communities instead of the urban areas where the hot spots were previously located. 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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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and supply of substances of human origin in the EU/EEA

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Communicable disease threats report, 15-21 March 2020, week 12

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Communicable disease threats report, 8-14 March 2020, week 11

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Rapid risk assessment: Novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic: increased transmission in the EU/EEA and the UK – sixth update

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Infection prevention and control for COVID-19 in healthcare settings

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Communicable Disease Threats Report, 12-18 January 2020, week 3

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Communicable disease threats report, 5-11 January 2020, week 2

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Communicable Disease Threats Report, 15-21 December 2019, week 51

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Communicable disease threats report, 8-14 December 2019, week 50

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Communicable disease threats report, 1-7 December 2019, week 49

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World Youth Day 2019 - information for travellers

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Epidemiological update: West Nile virus transmission season in Europe, 2018

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Epidemiological update: Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to Polish eggs

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Epidemiological update: Ebola virus disease outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Epidemiological update: Ebola virus disease outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Risk assessment: Outbreak of acute respiratory syndrome associated with a novel coronavirus, Wuhan, China; first update

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Rapid Risk Assessment: Cluster of pneumonia cases caused by a novel coronavirus, Wuhan, China, 2020

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Pneumonia cases possibly associated with a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China

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Regional situation assessment - Seasonal influenza, 2019–2020

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Rapid risk assessment: Outbreak of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales in Lithuania, 2019

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Zika transmission in the Caribbean

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Zika transmission in South East Asia

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West Nile fever in Europe in 2017; updated 27 October

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West Nile fever in Europe in 2017; updated 29 September

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West Nile fever in Europe in 2017 and previous transmission seasons

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WHO recommendations for influenza virus vaccine composition for the 2018 southern hemisphere influenza season

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​WHO recommendations for influenza virus vaccine composition for the 2017-18 northern hemisphere season

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Mutation of avian influenza A(H7N9): now highly pathogenic for poultry but risk of human-to-human transmission remains low

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WHO statement: 12th meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations Emergency (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus

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Recent scientific findings based on literature reviewed after the ninth update of the ECDC Rapid Risk Assessment on Zika virus infection (19 October to 27 January 2017)

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