Emergence units

In the event of an epidemic outbreak due to the emergence or re-emergence of a pathogen, in France or anywhere else in the world, the agency triggers a dedicated levelled procedure in order to respond proportionately to health crises.

Last updated on 21 June 2024

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Active Emergence units

Mpox Emergence Unit DRC 2023

Status: active – level 1

Avian Influenza A(H5N1) Emergence Unit

Status: active – level 1

Past Emergence units

Multi-country mpox Emergence unit (2022)

Status: suspended (since May 2023) – level 2