Communicable disease threats report, 10-16 February 2013, week 7

Surveillance report
Publication series: Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR)

The ECDC communicable disease threats report is a weekly bulletin intended for epidemiologists and health professionals in the area of communicable disease prevention and control. Summarising information gathered by ECDC through its epidemic intelligence activities regarding communicable disease threats of concern to the European Union, it also provides updates on the global situation and changes in the epidemiology of communicable diseases with potential to affect Europe, including diseases that are the focus of eradication efforts.
 

Executive summary

For week 6, twenty countries reported concomitantly high/medium-intensity influenza transmission and wide geographic spread. In addition, thirteen countries reported increasing trends while six reported decreasing trends, compared to 22 reporting increasing trends and only one decreasing in week 5/2013.

Concerning the dengue outbreak in Madeira, twenty new cases were reported by the Portuguese Ministry of Health. In total, as of 3 February 2013, 2 164 cases of dengue infection have been reported. The latest figures from the Portuguese Ministry of Health indicate an important decrease of the number of notified cases reported since mid-November 2012. However, the outbreak is still on-going with 28 cases reported in 2013 and three additional cases recorded by the local epidemiological surveillance system.

Furthermore, the report for week 7 includes information on the novel coronavirus, influenza A(H5N1), measles, poliomyelitis and rubella. The ECDC CDTR is a weekly bulletin intended for epidemiologists and health professionals in the area of communicable disease prevention and control.

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