Hantavirus infection - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
In 2016, 18 countries reported 2 190 cases of hantavirus infection (0.4 cases per 100 000 population), mainly caused by Puumala virus (>99%).
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Hantaviruses are rodent-borne viruses. They may cause severe diseases with potential risks of human-to-human transmission via body fluids or droplets. Eliminating or minimising contact with rodents is the best way to prevent infection.Read more
Annual Epidemiological Reports (AERs)
The Annual Epidemiological Reports (AERs) are key ECDC publication on the epidemiology of communicable diseases of public health significance in Europe. These reports give overviews of the epidemiology of communicable diseases of public health significance in Europe, drawn from surveillance information on the 52 communicable diseases and health issues for which surveillance is mandatory in the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries.Read more
Diseases and special health issues under EU surveillance
ECDC collects, analyses and disseminates surveillance data on 52 communicable diseases and related special health issues from all 28 European Union Member States and two of the three remaining European Economic Area (EEA) countries (Iceland and Norway).Read more