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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Download today’s data on the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases worldwide

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Communicable disease threats report, 24-30 May 2020, week 22

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Considerations for travel-related measures to reduce spread of COVID-19 in the EU/EEA

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Projected baselines of COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the UK for assessing the impact of de-escalation of measures

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ECDC launches new weekly COVID-19 surveillance report

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Communicable disease threats report, 24-30 May 2020, week 22

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

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

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Communicable disease threats report, 3-9 May 2020, week 19

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Communicable disease threats report, 26 April-2 May 2020, week 18

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ECDC launches new weekly COVID-19 surveillance report

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

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Rapid Risk Assessment: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the EU/EEA and the UK– ninth update

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

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

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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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Download today’s data on the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases worldwide

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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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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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