Threats and outbreaks

Active threats and outbreaks

COVID-19

Transmission is still widespread in the EU/EEA even though most countries are experiencing stable or decreasing case rates. However, absolute numbers remain high, with increasing case rates among older age groups and increasing death rates in several countries. Around one third of countries are seeing increases in hospital or ICU admissions and/or occupancy due to COVID-19. This serves as a reminder of the importance of maintaining public health and physical distancing measures and that these measures should not be relaxed, even in countries with decreasing trends.

Read about the COVID-19 outbreak

Read about the risk to the EU/EEA and the UK

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Overview of the implementation of COVID-19 vaccination strategies and vaccine deployment plans in the EU/EEA

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Data collection on COVID-19 outbreaks in closed settings with a completed vaccination programme: long-term care facilities

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Threat Assessment Brief: Dengue epidemic in Réunion, 2021

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Guidance for representative and targeted genomic SARS-CoV-2 monitoring

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Considerations for the use of saliva as sample material for COVID-19 testing

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Postcard from the field: A ‘Field Mission’ from my living room - supporting the WHO epidemiology team during the 11th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Postcard from the field: Responding to the Ebola outbreak in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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SARS-CoV-2 in mink: recommendations to improve monitoring

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Detailed data on COVID-19 vaccination progress in the EU/EEA available via Vaccine Tracker and in weekly reports

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Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in North Kivu – Democratic Republic of the Congo – 2021

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Communicable disease threats report, 28 March-3 April 2021, week 13

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Communicable disease threats report, 21-27 March 2021, week 12

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Communicable disease threats report, 14-20 March 2021, week 11

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Communicable disease threats report, 7-13 March 2021, week 10

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Communicable disease threats report, 28 February-6 March 2021, week 9

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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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Epidemiological update: Ebola virus disease outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Risk assessment: Ebola virus disease outbreak in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2021

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Ebola virus disease outbreak in Guinea, 2021

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Risk assessment: SARS-CoV-2 - increased circulation of variants of concern and vaccine rollout in the EU/EEA, 14th update

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Risk Assessment: Risk related to the spread of new SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern in the EU/EEA – first update

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Risk Assessment: Risk related to spread of new SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern in the EU/EEA

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Data

Data on the daily subnational 14-day notification rate of new COVID-19 cases

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Data for the maps in support of the Council Recommendation on a coordinated approach to the restriction of free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the EU/EEA

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Data on testing for COVID-19 by week and country

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Data on 14-day notification rate of new COVID-19 cases and deaths

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Data on the weekly subnational 14-day notification rate of new COVID-19 cases

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