Increase of cases of Legionnaires’ disease in EU travellers returning from Dubai, October−December 2016
An increase of cases of Legionnaires’ disease − compared with previous years − is reported in EU travellers returning from Dubai. Twenty-six cases with onset of illness since 1 October 2016 were reported. Further cases with onset in recent weeks are being reported following travel to Dubai, indicating that there is a persistent common source of Legionella exposure.
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.Read more
Rapid Risk Assessment: Outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the Lisbon area, Portugal. 14 November 2014
A large outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease was reported by Portuguese authorities on 7 November 2014. This rapid risk assessment focuses on the risk for the EU in relation to this event.Read more