Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo: the risk of introduction to the EU remains very low
Ebola cases in urban areas in the Equateur province in DRC increase the risk of spread to neighbouring countries, the risk of introduction to the EU is very low, states ECDC risk assessment published today.
Ebola outbreak in Bas Uele, DRC new rapid risk assessment
Following the eighth outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since the discovery of the virus in 1976, ECDC has published a new rapid risk assessment. Investigations in DRC are ongoing to assess the extent of the outbreak in Bas Uele. World Health Organization (WHO) and its Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) partners are supporting the national health authorities in the response. Although the outbreak is occurring in a very remote area to date, the spread of the disease to neighbouring regions cannot be ruled out.
New rapid risk assessment on Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Spain
On 31 August 2016 Spain reported two cases of infection with Crimean–Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF). These are the first autochthonous clinical cases of CCHF in Spain and in south-western Europe, and accordingly ECDC has published a rapid risk assessment on the event.
Epidemiological update: New Ebola cluster in Guinea, 22 March 2016
A new Ebola cluster has been announced in Guinea, just after Sierra Leone was declared free of the virus, and West Africa was declared to be Ebola-free.
ECDC Acting Director’s Exchange of Views on 2015 activities before the ENVI Committee
On 23 February 2016, ECDC Acting Director, Dr Andrea Ammon, presents the Centre’s key priorities and main activities in 2015 during an Exchange of Views before the Committee of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) of the European Parliament.
Dotting the ‘i’s – Ebola outbreak in Guinea
Since mid-September, Kindia prefecture has reported about 50 cases of Ebola virus disease, half of which were community deaths.