Threats and outbreaks

Active threats and outbreaks

COVID-19

ECDC is closely monitoring the outbreak and issuing regular epidemiological updates and risk assessment. As countries regained control of transmission and alleviated the burden on healthcare, many measures were relaxed or removed to allow for a more viable way of life with the virus in circulation. Subsequently, a recent increase in COVID-19 cases has been reported in many EU/EEA countries. 

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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Communicable disease threats report, 23-29 August 2020, week 35

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Communicable disease threats to public health in the European Union - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2019

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Communicable disease threats report, 16-22 August 2020, week 34

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Population-wide testing of SARS-CoV-2: country experiences and potential approaches in the EU/EEA and the United Kingdom

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Communicable disease threats report, 9-15 August 2020, week 33

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Communicable disease threats report, 9-15 August 2020, week 33

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Communicable disease threats report, 2 -8 August 2020, week 32

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Communicable disease threats report, 26 July - 1 August 2020, week 31

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Communicable disease threats report, 19-25 July 2020, week 30

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Communicable disease threats report, 12-18 July 2020, week 29

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