Threats and outbreaks

Active threats and outbreaks

Pneumonia cases associated with a novel coronavirus, China
A cluster of pneumonia cases associated with a novel coronavirus has been reported in Wuhan. Chinese authorities have ruled out SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, seasonal influenza virus, avian influenza virus, adenovirus and other common respiratory pathogens. Until now, there is no indication of human-to-human transmission. Latest updates

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

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

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The European Union One Health 2018 Zoonoses Report

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

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Rapid risk assessment: Cases of Lassa fever in the Netherlands ex Sierra Leone

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Communicable Disease Threats Report, 24-30 November 2019, week 48

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Communicable Disease Threats Report 17-23 November 2019, week 47

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Communicable disease threats report, 10-16 November 2019, week 46

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Communicable Disease Threats Report, 3-9 November 2019, Week 45

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Communicable disease threats report, 27 October-2 November 2019, week 44

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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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Multi-country cluster of Listeria monocytogenes ST1247 in five EU countries

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Health risks during the Carnival season in Brazil

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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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Rapid risk assessment - Sexual transmission of dengue in Spain

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Outbreak of carbapenemase-producing (NDM-1 and OXA-48) and colistin-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae ST307, north-east Germany, 2019

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Rapid risk assessment: Zika virus disease in Var department, France

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Rapid risk assessment: Autochthonous cases of dengue in Spain and France

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Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae - second update

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Yellow fever distribution and areas of risk in Brazil, as of 13 March 2018

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Yellow fever distribution and areas of risk in Brazil, as of 28 February 2018

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Yellow fever distribution and areas of risk in Brazil, as of 16 January 2018

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Zika transmission in the Caribbean

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Zika transmission in South East Asia

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

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ECDC comment: European Commission updates communicable disease surveillance list - Lyme neuroborreliosis now under EU/EEA surveillance

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The benefits of HIV treatment: undetectable means you do not pass on the virus

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Statement of the Seventeenth IHR Emergency Committee Regarding the International Spread of Poliovirus, 10 May 2018

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WHO recommendations for influenza virus vaccine composition for the 2018-2019 Northern hemisphere season

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