Joint rapid risk assessment: Anthrax cases among injecting drug users, Germany, 22 June 2012
Following reports of two cases of anthrax among injecting drug users in Germany, ECDC and EMCDDA jointly prepared a rapid risk assessment. They conclude that it is probable that both cases are linked through exposure to heroin contaminated by Bacillus anthracis. The risk of exposure for heroin users in Germany and other countries is presumably still present and therefore it is likely that additional cases among IDUs will be identified in the near future.
Rapid Outbreak Assessment: Fatal human case of Bacillus anthracis infection and bovine meat contamination in Bulgaria, 7 August 2015
ECDC and EFSA have assessed the risk to the EU/EEA posed by a fatal human case of Bacillus anthracis infection in Bulgaria and concluded that this event represents a negligible risk to other EU/EEA countries.Read more