Call for scientific collaboration to support genomic-based surveillance of carbapenem-resistant and/or colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae at the EU-level
ECDC is looking to establish a scientific collaboration with an organisation which can perform whole genome sequencing (WGS), carry out related data analyses, and visualise the results.
Epidemiological update: Yellow fever outbreak in Brazil, 9 March 2017
As of 6 March 2017, Brazil has reported 1 337 cases of yellow fever (966 suspected and 371 confirmed), including 233 deaths (106 suspected and 127 confirmed), in seven states. The case-fatality rate is 17.4% among all cases and 34.2% among confirmed cases.
Epidemiological update: ongoing measles outbreak in Romania, 9 March 2017
An ongoing measles outbreak in Romania since February 2016 continuously see increase in number of cases reported despite having implemented, and continuously undertaking, response measures at national level through reinforced vaccination activities.
Epidemiological update: Legionnaires’ disease cases associated with travel to Dubai, 8 March 2017
The ECDC surveillance scheme (ELDSNet) for travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease (TALD)  has observed an increase in the number of cases associated with travel to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) since the beginning of the last quarter of 2016 compared with the two previous years
Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis affecting 14 EU countries in decline – investigation shows link to eggs
A rapid outbreak assessment from ECDC and EFSA shows that from 1 May 2016 to 24 February 2017
Taking stock: where does Europe stand in the elimination of hepatitis B and C?
In 2016, a regional action plan for Europe that aims to contribute to the implementation of the global viral hepatitis elimination strategy was developed by the WHO Regional Office for Europe. In an article published today in Eurosurveillance, the authors take a closer look how Europe is doing according to the ten indicators and targets outlined in this plan. In short: Europe still has some way to go if it wants to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030.
WHO publishes list of bacteria for which new antibiotics are urgently needed
The World Health Organization (WHO) published a list of antibiotic-resistant pathogens for which new and effective antibiotics are urgently needed.
Hepatitis A outbreaks among men who have sex with men: three clusters reported across 13 countries
Between February 2016 and February 2017, three clusters involving 287 confirmed cases of hepatitis A (HAV) have been reported across 13 EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Mutation of avian influenza A(H7N9): now highly pathogenic for poultry but risk of human-to-human transmission remains low
The upsurge of human cases in China during the winter 2016-2017 due to A(H7N9) gives cause for concern.
Enhancing community engagement in preparedness: Crucial for ensuring effective response
The importance of involving communities in all the phases of emergency preparedness is highlighted in the new ECDC literature review on ‘Community and institutional preparedness synergies ’.