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. Human-to-human transmission has been confirmed but more information is needed to evaluate the full extent of this mode of transmission. The source of infection is unknown and could still be active.  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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Personal protective equipment (PPE) needs in healthcare settings for the care of patients with suspected or confirmed novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

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Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to eggs, fourth update

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Combined clonal and plasmid-mediated outbreak of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales, Lithuania, 2019–2020

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Infection prevention and control for the care of patients with 2019-nCoV in healthcare settings

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Communicable diseases threat report, 26 January - 1 February 2020, week 5

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

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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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Risk assessment: outbreak of acute respiratory syndrome associated with a novel coronavirus, China; First cases imported in the EU/EEA; second update

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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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Yellow fever distribution and areas of risk in Brazil, as of 25 May 2018

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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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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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