Monitoring current threats, week 31/2013, 28 July – 3 Aug: ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR)
- The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report is a weekly bulletin intended for epidemiologists and health professionals in the area of communicable disease prevention and control. This week’s report includes:West Nile feverFurther human cases of West Nile fever (WNF) have been detected in the EU and its neighbours. Greece reported four more cases in the eastern part of the Attiki region. Attiki had the largest number of WNF cases in Greece in 2012. For the first time this season, Serbia confirmed cases in the Belgrade area and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia reported a case in Kocani in the eastern part of the country.MERS-CoVFour laboratory confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome – coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been reported by the WHO in the past week. Two of those cases are healthcare workers who were exposed to patients who were confirmed cases.
Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) 28 July - 3 August
New case of MERS-CoV identified in the United Kingdom
24 Aug 2018 - A new case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has been confirmed by Public Health England (PHE) on the 23 August. Health authorities are identifying close contacts of the patient as a precautionary measure. This is the fifth case of MERS-CoV diagnosed in England, where there have been no cases since 2013.
Unusual early start of the West Nile fever season and rise in cases: ECDC assessment
13 Aug 2018 - An unusual early start and high number of locally acquired West Nile virus infections has been observed this year. ECDC assesses the epidemiological situation and the public health risk to the EU, in a rapid risk assessment published today.