West Nile fever in Europe in 2017 and previous transmission seasons
Since the beginning of the 2017 transmission season and as of 21 September 2017, Italy has reported 47 cases, Greece has reported 45 human cases, Romania 39 cases, Hungary 14 cases and Austria has reported two cases. In addition, Serbia has reported 28 cases, and Israel has reported nine cases.
In equids, Member States reported 79 West Nile fever cases through ADNS: 65 in Italy, 11 in Greece and three in Hungary.
West Nile fever in Europe in 2017; updated 22 September
Between 14 and 21 September 2017, Italy reported 20 cases, of which two cases were reported in a newly affected area. Romania reported 17 cases, in which one area is newly affected. Four cases in previously affected areas were reported by Hungary. Greece reported four cases of which two areas are newly affected. One domestically acquired case in Greece with an unknown place of infection has been reported. Romania reported one death due to West Nile fever.
Communicable disease threats report, 17-23 September 2017, week 38
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 17-23 September 2017, and includes updates on malaria, typhoid fever, Chikungunya, legionnaires' disease and West Nile fever.
Rapid risk assessment: Increase of Legionnaires’ disease in EU travellers returning from Dubai since October 2016
ECDC observed a significant increase in the number of cases of travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease (TALD) in EU travellers returning from Dubai during the period October 2016 to May 2017 that could not be accounted for by the increase in travel patterns from the EU.
Rapid risk assessment: Multiple reports of locally-acquired malaria infections in the EU
In the context of five recent events of local malaria transmission in the EU, we assess the risk of malaria spread in the EU.
Communicable Disease Threats Report, 10-16 September 2017, week 37
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 10-16 September 2017 and includes updates on cholera, measles, rubella, Legionnaires' disease, West Nile virus, malaria, chikungunya, and typhoid fever.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Clusters of autochthonous chikungunya cases in Italy
Two related clusters involving autochthonous transmission of chikungunya virus have been detected in the cities of Anzio and Rome. This rapid risk assessment provides detailed event background information and assesses the threat for the European Union.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Hurricane Irma: risk of communicable diseases in the affected countries
On 29 August 2017, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported the formation of the Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic Ocean. On 31 August 2017, Hurricane Irma was classified as category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale ranging from 1 to 5, however in the days that followed it gained in intensity.