Summary of public health threats, CDTR week 20, 2016
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals about active public health threats. This issue covers the period 15–21 May 2016, and includes updates on Zika virus infection, an outbreak of Yellow Fever and Middle East respiratory syndrome – coronavirus.
Annual Threat Report: Latest ECDC report series focuses on ‘event-based disease surveillance’
ECDC’s latest publication delivers a host of information on the Centre’s work on disease threats: the all-new ‘Annual Threat Report – 2009’ describes in detail and supported by statistical data how epidemic intelligence officers at ECDC responded to the 192 distinct threats monitored in 2009.
Gobal surveillance of the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic Health Map H1N1 System
The authors of this article argue that although formal reporting, surveillance and response structures remain essential to protecting public health, a new generation of freely accessible, online and real-time informatics tools for disease tracking are expanding the ability of public health professionals to detect weak signals across borders and thus, to raise earlier warnings of emerging disease threats.