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Rapid risk assessment: Meningitis outbreak, Suceava county, Romania, June 2012

25 Jun 2012
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Between 28 May and 21 June, 62 cases have been reported in Suceava city (n=47) and district (n=15). Fifty-three cases presented with aseptic meningitis and nine with other clinical forms (gastrointestinal disorders, angina). No complications were reported.

ECDC's Rapid Risk Assessment concludes that public health authorities throughout European Union Member States and neighbouring countries should consider maintaining surveillance for aseptic meningitis in the coming summer and autumn. Enteroviruses outbreaks are common during the summer months and it is possible that such outbreaks will occur in neighbouring countries, independently from the current outbreak in Romania.
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