Bloodstream infections: the most common type of healthcare-associated infections in children in Europe
A study published by The Lancet Infectious Diseases establishes the prevalence and type of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in children in Europe and describes risk factors for infection in this population.
Multi-country cluster of MDR TB among migrants – ECDC risk assessment
A cluster involving seven cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) in asylum seekers has been detected in Switzerland between February and August 2016.
Lack of awareness about Candida auris could lead to unnoticed transmission and outbreaks in healthcare settings
Due to its propensity to cause outbreaks and its antifungal resistance, Candida auris poses a risk for patients in healthcare facilities in Europe.
Five infectious diseases accounted for 75% of reported cases in EU - summary report
“Reliable and correct surveillance data of infectious diseases are crucial sources of information that help policy makers and health experts in making informed decisions regarding public health actions,” says Dr Denis Coulombier, ECDC Head of Unit for Surveillance and Response Support.
Listeria infections stable but frequently reported among the elderly
There has been a statistically significant increasing trend of listeriosis between 2008 and 2015, with the proportion of cases in the over 64 age group steadily increasing from 56.2% in 2008 to 64.1% in 2015.