Zika virus infection and review of surveillance and control measures
On 20-21 April 2016 ECDC is organising a meeting on ‘Zika virus infection and review of surveillance and control measures for strengthening regional cooperation regarding Zika virus and its possible spread in the EU’.
Chikungunya in Pacific Region
As of 15 October, 59 chikungunya cases have been reported in the commune of Teva i Uta, Tahiti, French Polynesia . No fatalities had been associated with this event.
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) declared for Zika and clusters of microcephaly and neurological disorders
ECDC welcomes the decision of the WHO Director-General to declare a PHEIC, in light of evidence possibly linking microcephaly cases to Zika virus infections.
An imported case of congenital malformation associated with Zika virus infection in Slovenia ex Brazil
This case report from Slovenia adds to the body of evidence that transplacental infections with Zika virus can cause severe central nervous system damage and microcephaly.
Epidemiological update: Outbreak of dengue in Madeira, Portugal, 13 February 2013
As of 3 February 2013, the Portuguese Ministry of Health has reported 2 164 cases of dengue infection from the Autonomous Region of Madeira since 3 October 2012. No deaths or cases of severe dengue have been reported. All reported cases refer to the resident population of the island.
Hospital professionals should strictly follow standard precautions to avoid rare, but possible hospital-acquired malaria
The occurrence of sporadic cases of hospital-acquired malaria in the EU is a reminder that such transmission is possible, although uncommon.
Preventing vector-borne diseases in Europe: VectorNet issues the first protocols for vector sampling
Vector sampling protocols outlining the recommended methods for collecting vectors have been issued today by ECDC and EFSA, to support entomologists and public-health professionals in Europe. It is a first attempt to summarise best-practices in terms of methods and strategies for sampling mosquitoes, sandflies, biting midges and ticks.