Press briefing: Chikungunya outbreak in Italy - What risk for Europe?
Press briefing by senior public health experts from Italy, France, ECDC and WHO:
- Dr. Stefania Salmaso, Director of National Centre for Disease Surveillance and Health Promotion, Italian Public Health Institute (ISS)
- Dr. Jean-Claude Desenclos, Head of Department for Infectious Diseases, French Institute for Public Health Surveillance
- Dr. Denis Coulombier, Head of Preparedness and Response Unit, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
- Roberta Andraghetti, Medical Officer, WHO Europe
Epidemiological update: Chikungunya case in Spain without travel history to endemic areas (false alert)
On 11 September, Authorities in Valencia – Spain acknowledged that the case of Chikungunya reported 3 August 2015 is a false positive. Laboratory investigation conducted by the National Reference laboratory in Madrid did not confirm the initial results.Read more