Threats and outbreaks
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Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo
The 10th outbreak of Ebola disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been ongoing since August 2018.
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Active threats and outbreaks
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
Overview of the implementation of COVID-19 vaccination strategies and vaccine deployment plans in the EU/EEA
Risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission from newly-infected individuals with documented previous infection or vaccination
Outbreak declared over: 11th Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Risk assessment: SARS-CoV-2 - increased circulation of variants of concern and vaccine rollout in the EU/EEA, 14th update
Risk Assessment: Risk related to the spread of new SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern in the EU/EEA – first update
Risk Assessment: Risk related to spread of new SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern in the EU/EEA
Threat Assessment Brief: Rapid increase of a SARS-CoV-2 variant with multiple spike protein mutations observed in the United Kingdom
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
Rapid risk/outbreaks assessment aim at supporting the countries and the European Commission in their preparedness and response to a public health threat.
Weekly threats reports (CDTR)
A weekly summary of all information gathered through epidemic intelligence activities regarding communicable diseases of concern to the EU.
Outbreak data and maps
During outbreaks, ECDC regularly produces maps, graphs and other data visualisations to support understanding of the dynamics of the event.
Situation updates on a currently evolving outbreak or a public health threat.
Epidemic intelligence can be described as the systematic collection and collation of information from a variety of sources. See a list of epidemiological sources and tools used by ECDC
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.View the page
Epidemic intelligence and outbreak response
ECDC supports the response to infectious disease threats in the EU through rapid risk assessments and filed outbreak missionsRead about ECDC mandate