Candida auris in healthcare settings
Due to its propensity to cause outbreaks and its antifungal resistance, C. auris poses a risk for patients in healthcare facilities in Europe. Difficulties with laboratory identification, combined with a lack of awareness of this new Candida species, might result in unnoticed outbreaks. There is a clear need to raise awareness in European healthcare facilities in order adapt laboratory testing strategies and implement enhanced control measures to prevent further hospital outbreaks.
West Nile virus in Europe in 2019 - human cases compared to previous seasons, updated 20 June
Since the beginning of the 2019 transmission season and as of 19 June 2019, no human case or equine West Nile virus outbreak has been reported in EU Member States and EU neighbouring countries.Read more
World Refugee Day 2019
20 Jun 2019 to 20 Jun 2019 - World Refugee Day, held each year on 20 June, highlights the challenges of those who had to flee their homes and is an opportunity to show solidarity with displaced people throughout the world.