International Organization based in Sweden

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) was established in 2005. It is an EU agency with aim to strengthen Europe's defences against infectious diseases. It is seated in Stockholm, Sweden.

Our Mission According to the Article 3 of the founding Regulation, ECDC's mission is to identify, assess and communicate current and emerging threats to human health posed by infectious diseases.

In order to achieve this mission, ECDC works in partnership with national health protection bodies across Europe to strengthen and develop continent-wide disease surveillance and early warning systems. By working with experts throughout Europe, ECDC pools Europe's health knowledge, so as to develop authoritative scientific opinions about the risks posed by current and emerging infectious diseases.

All Updates

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05 Oct 2018 description

This rapid risk assessment addresses the public health risk associated with the current Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its implications for EU/EEA citizens. This is the first update of a rapid risk assessment originally produced on 9 August 2018.

Executive summary

05 Oct 2018 description

Publication regarding first human case of rat hepatitis E reported by University of Hong Kong

28 Sep 2018 description

Monkeypox - the United Kingdom ex Nigeria - 2018 Opening date: 12 September 2018 Latest update: 28 September 2018 ÎUpdate of the week On 26 September 2018, the UK reported an additional case of monkeypox. The case was involved in the care of the case in Blackpool Victoria Hospital before monkeypox was diagnosed.

28 Sep 2018 description

Key facts

  • In 2016, 25 countries reported 2 821 travel-associated cases of dengue fever, of which 2 418 (85.7%) were confirmed.

  • The EU/EEA notification rate in 2016 was 0.6 cases per 100 000 population.

  • The number of cases was the highest observed during the 2012 to 2016 period.

  • The highest rates were in men and women 25–44 years of age.

  • The number of cases increased during the winter, Easter and summer holidays, reflecting travel patterns of EU/EEA populations.

21 Sep 2018 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 16-22 September 2018 and includes updates on West Nile virus, Ebola virus disease, cholera, monkeypox and Legionnaires' disease.

Maps & Infographics

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