The reported number is now 37 confirmed and 262 probable cases. Thirty people needed hospitalisation and six are still in hospital.
On 3 October, the Public Health Authority of Portugal (Direção-Geral da Saúde
) reported two cases of dengue infection in patients residing in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, Portugal.
A novel coronavirus has been identified with laboratory tests in two patients both with severe respiratory and renal disease. Coronaviruses are a group of viruses causing respiratory infections in humans and animals.
The Public Health Authorities of Catalonia, Spain, have notified a community acquired outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Blanes. Blanes is a coastal town in the province of Girona.
One new case of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome at Yosemite National Park, California, U.S. ECDC assesses the risk of infection as low.
On 22 June 2012 the Hellenic Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (KEELPNO) reported the first locally acquired case of Plasmodium vivax
) malaria, from Marathon area in Attica region, Greece. As of 3 September, KEELPNO
has reported 50 cases of malaria since the beginning of 2012 in Greece.
On 3 August 2012, a probable case of dengue infection was reported in a resident in west Greece (Agrinio). The 84 year old patient, who had severe underlying conditions and septicaemia, died on 30 August 2012.
As of 28 August 2012, 1 590 human cases of West Nile virus disease have been reported in the United States of America. Of these, 889 (56%) were classified as neuroinvasive disease.
On 25 and 26 of July, two additional cases of soft-tissue anthrax among injecting drug users have been reported from the United Kingdom and Denmark. The genetic typing of the strains related to these cases is ongoing.
A second case of local Plasmodium vivax malaria in Greece was reported on 17 July by KEELPNO, the Hellenic Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. The case concerned a 48 year old female resident of the municipality of Evrotas, Lakonia.
From April to early July 2012 an unusual number and pattern of fatalities among young children were reported by Kantha Bopa Children’s Hospital in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. The patients presented with fever, respiratory distress and signs of encephalitis, and most of the children were under 3 years old.
On 3 July the Cuban Ministry of Health confirmed an outbreak of cholera in the south-western city of Manzanillo. It is the first time in almost 150 years that an outbreak of cholera is reported in the island. The heavy rains and the high temperatures during the previous weeks have likely influenced the occurrence of the disease. As of 3 July, 53 cases of Vibrio cholerae, including three deaths, have been officially confirmed.