Epidemiological update: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), 4 July 2013
Since the last ECDC update on 17 June 2013, 13 new confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and two deaths have been reported by the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia.
Three European countries report a total of 12 persons under investigation for swine influenza virus infection.
As of 27 April the media in three European countries (Spain, France, Scotland/UK) report a total of 12 persons under investigation for swine influenza virus infection. All of them have a history of travel to Mexico. The patients reported from Scotland are currently hospitalised.
Swine influenza A(H1N1) in the US and Mexico a public health event of international concern
In a communication following the meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (IHR) yesterday, Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that the Swine flu outbreaks in Mexico and the United States are a public health event of international concern (PHEIC).
Swine influenza A(H1N1) in the US and Mexico – Update
In its most recent communication on 25April, the United States CDC in Atlanta confirmed eight cases of an infection with a novel swine influenza A(H1N1) virus in two US states (California and Texas). These cases have presented with mild flu-like symptoms between the end of March and mid-April and all have fully recovered.
Suspected human-to-human transmission of swine influenza in the US linked to outbreak of respiratory diseases in Mexico
In its most recent communication on April 25, the United States CDC in Atlanta, confirmed eight cases of an infection with a novel swine influenza A(H1N1) virus in two US states (California and Texas).
Dengue Fever: Short epidemiological update, Brazil, Bahia state – 20 August 2009
In 2009, the tourist state of Bahia, Brazil, has been severely affected by dengue fever. As of 8th August 2009, the local health authorities reported more than 100,000 cases of dengue fever, representing an increase of 199% compared to the same period in 2008.
Measles: Short epidemiological update, Wales, the United Kingdom – 21 August 2009
Wales is currently facing an outbreak of measles. As of 20 August, 20 out of 22 counties of Wales are affected and the National Public Health Service for Wales (NPHS) reported 379 cases in total since the beginning of the year (268 cases in Mid and West Wales, 61 in North Wales and 50 in South East Wales).