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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Interim guidance for environmental cleaning in non-healthcare facilities exposed to SARS-CoV-2

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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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Communicable disease threats report, 9-15 February 2020, week 7

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Guidelines for the use of non-pharmaceutical measures to delay and mitigate the impact of 2019-nCoV

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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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Communicable disease threats report, 16-22 February 2020, week 8

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Communicable disease threats report, 9-15 February 2020, week 7

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Communicable Disease Threats Report, 2-8 February 2020, week 6

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

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Communicable Disease Threats Report, 19-25 January 2020, week 4

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Epidemiological update: West Nile virus transmission season in Europe, 2019

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Epidemiological update: third case of locally acquired Zika virus disease in Hyères, France

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Epidemiological update: second case of locally acquired Zika virus disease in Hyères, France

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Increase of XDR Typhoid fever in travellers returning from Pakistan

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

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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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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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Risk assessment: Outbreak of acute respiratory syndrome associated with a novel coronavirus, China: first local transmission in the EU/EEA − third update

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Geographical distribution of chikungunya virus disease cases reported worldwide, 2019

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Geographical distribution of dengue cases reported worldwide, 2019

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Geographical distribution of confirmed MERS-CoV cases by probable region of infection and exposure in 2019, Saudi Arabia, as of 2 December 2019

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Yellow fever distribution and areas of risk in Brazil

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

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World Health Organization recommendations for the influenza virus vaccine composition for the 2020 southern hemisphere season

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Extensively drug-resistant gonorrhoea: risk of further dissemination within and across Europe

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

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WHO recommendations for influenza virus vaccine composition for the 2019–2020 northern hemisphere season

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OECD highlights the progress made in laboratory systems in the EU/EEA since the implementation of EULabCap

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