Ebola outbreak in DRC: Risk within Europe remains low
With the Ebola virus disease outbreak being declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, ECDC has updated the assessment on public health impacts for the EU/EEA.Get the overview
Syphilis notifications up by 70% since 2007
An in-depth ECDC study published today describes the factors behind this increase and outlines the evidence-based options for public health control of syphilis, including case finding and management and educational activities.See the options
Call for fellowships now open
Those interested can now apply to become a fellow in one of the two paths: EPIET field epidemiology and EUPHEM public health microbiology. Deadline is 8 September 2019.Application details are here
Travel advice for Hajj 2019
The risk of communicable diseases for EU/EEA travellers is considered low, if preventive measures are applied.
Travellers should seek advice from healthcare providers on the health recommendations for Saudi Arabia, such as required vaccinations.Read the risk assessment
Laboratory preparedness for detection and monitoring of Shiga toxin 2-producing Escherichia coli O104:H4 in Europe and response to the 2011 outbreak.
Enhanced surveillance of hepatitis B and C across European union countries 2006-2011
Outbreak with a novel avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China - scenarios and triggers for assessing risks and planning responses in the European Union, May 2013.
Cholera in Coastal Africa: A systematic review of its heterogeneous environmental determinants
Table 1. Number and rate of reported confirmed congenital syphilis cases per 100 000 population, by country and year, EU/EEA, 2010-2014
Active threats and outbreaks
Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (North Kivu and Ituri)
The number of cases and affected areas continues to increase. It is unlikely that the outbreak will be controlled in the near future. Find out more
Large outbreaks with fatalities are ongoing in EU countries that had previously eliminated or interrupted endemic transmission. Find out more
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Data and tools
The Vaccine Schedule is an interactive platform of vaccination schedules for individual European countries and specific age groups.Access the platform
ECDC’s work plan 2019-2021: Guarding European public health
23 Jan 2019 - The latest ECDC work plan reinforces the role of ECDC as a strong and trusted partner for the EU Member States and the European Commission enabling and supporting them in protecting everyone in the EU equitably from communicable diseases.