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The ECDC ELDSNet surveillance scheme on travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease (TALD) observed an increase in the number of cases associated with travel to Dubai in the last quarter of 2016, compared with previous years.
A study published by The Lancet Infectious Diseases establishes the prevalence and type of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in children in Europe and describes risk factors for infection in this population.
Poland and Cyprus were both considered by the European Regional Certification Commission for Poliomyelitis Eradication (RCC) 2015 report to be at ‘intermediate risk’ for the spread of infection following any poliovirus importation. Poland is neighbouring to the region of Ukraine where the outbreak of vaccine derived polio virus was identified in 2015; and Cyprus has been receiving migrants from North Africa and the Middle East, some of whom may not have been vaccinated against polio.