ECDC - Executive Science Update
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has actively pursued its goal of becoming a centre of scientific excellence in its first five years of existence. The Centre aspires to work in accordance with the principles of evidence-based methodologies when giving advice to the Member States on technical and scientific questions.
West Nile fever in Europe in 2017 and previous transmission seasons
Since the beginning of the 2017 transmission season and as of 16 November 2017, EU Member States reported 203 cases: Romania (66 cases), Italy (57), Greece (48), Hungary (21), Croatia (5), Austria (4), France (1) and Bulgaria (1). Eighty-two cases were reported in neighbouring countries: Serbia (49), Turkey (5) and Israel (28).
Twenty-six deaths due to West Nile fever have been reported since the start of the transmission season: Romania (14 deaths), Greece (5), Hungary (2), Italy (1), Croatia (1), Serbia (2) and Turkey (1).
Communicable disease threats report, 12-18 November 2017, Week 46
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 12-18 November 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, West Nile fever, chikungunya, yellow fever, plague, monkeypox, marburg virus disease, malaria and cholera.Read more