Epidemiological update: Hepatitis A outbreaks in the EU/EEA mostly affecting men who have sex with men
Since the last ECDC rapid risk assessment, which was published on 24 February 2017, 10 EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden and the United Kingdom (Public Health England and Health Protection Scotland) reported 387 new confirmed cases of hepatitis A, with one of the strains matching the three clusters currently circulating in the EU.
Epidemiological update: Legionnaires’ disease cases associated with travel to Dubai, 22 June 2017
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.
Antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic bacteria still high in humans, animals and food, say ECDC and EFSA
Bacteria from humans and animals continue to show resistance to antimicrobials, according to a new report published today by the European Food Safety Authority and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. The report highlights some emerging issues and confirms antimicrobial resistance as one of the biggest threats to public health. AMR reduces the effectiveness of treatment options.
Diagnostic workshop on Real-time quaking-induced conversion (RT-QuIC) to enhance MS capacity to diagnose CJD
In order to enhance the understanding of the methodology and its consistent application, a training day on the analytical and clinical aspects of analysing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples by RT-QuIC in the investigation of patents with suspected sporadic CJD (sCJD) was held at the National CJD Research &amp; Surveillance Unit (NCJDRSU).
Epidemiological update: multistate outbreak of Salmonella Stanley infection, 30 January 2013
In July 2012, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) initiated a Europe-wide investigation on a Salmonella Stanley outbreak, together with the affected Member States, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Reference Laboratory for Salmonella (EURL Salmonella). Cases were associated with strains showing an indistinguishable PFGE pattern not previously reported in Europe.
IMED 2011, The third International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and SurveillanceArchived
The emergence of cholera in Haiti once again reminds us of the ferocity with which infectious diseases can strike and of the complex interactions of emerging infectious diseases with social conditions, human migration, and the ecosystem.
2nd Annual Meeting of the European Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Network (ELDSNet)Archived
The 2st annual ELDSNet meeting will provide an opportunity to look back on the first year of European Legionnaires’ disease surveillance under ECDC coordination, and to discuss future challenges.
Audio conference on clinical management of haemolytic uremic syndrome and severe Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infections, ECDC, 9 June 2011Archived
In the context of the ongoing outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) that affects by now citizens from 13 EU member states, it is crucial not only to align the efforts regarding investigation and control of the outbreak but also to share knowledge among practitioners across Europe on the patho-physiological and clinical characteristics of infection caused by this unusual epidemic strain, and review patient management options.