Threats and outbreaks

Active threats and outbreaks

COVID-19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, and has since spread rapidly, evolving into a full-blown pandemic. ECDC is responding to this outbreak by providing risk assessments, guidance, and advice on public health response activities to EU Member States and the EU Commission.

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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COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol: Guidance for the management of airline passengers in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Communicable disease threats report, 17-23 May 2020, week 21

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Surveillance of COVID-19 at long-term care facilities in the EU/EEA

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Rapid risk assessment: Paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome and SARS -CoV-2 infection in children

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Communicable disease threats report, 10-16 May 2020, week 20

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Communicable disease threats report, 19-25 April 2020, week 17

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Communicable disease threats report, 12-18 April 2020, week 16

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Communicable disease threats report, 29 March-4 April 2020, week 14

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Communicable disease threats report, 22-28 March 2020, week 13

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

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Travel-related case of malaria caused by Plasmodium cynomolgi reported in Denmark

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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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Rapid risk assessment: Outbreak of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): increased transmission globally – fifth update

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Threat assessment brief: Outbreak of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Situation in Italy

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Rapid risk assessment: Increase in OXA -244 -producing Escherichia coli in the European Union/European Economic Area and the UK since 2013

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Risk assessment: Outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2): increased transmission beyond China – fourth update

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Rapid outbreak assessment: Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to eggs - Third update

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

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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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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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