Lassa fever- Annual Epidemiological Report for 2014

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Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Time period covered: 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014
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Suggested citation: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Annual Epidemiological Report 2016 – Lassa fever. [Internet]. Stockholm: ECDC; 2016 [cited YYYY Month DD]. Available from: http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/healthtopics/lassa_fever/Pages/Annual-epidemiological-report-2016.aspx 

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In 2014, no cases of Lassa fever or other arenaviruses responsible for viral haemorrhagic fevers were reported in the EU/EEA.

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Key facts

  • In 2014, no cases of Lassa fever or other arenaviruses responsible for viral haemorrhagic fevers were reported in the EU/EEA.  

Methods

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  • Data were obtained from 23 EU/EEA countries.
  • The EU case definition was used by 15 countries, three countries used an alternative case definition, and five countries did not specify the case definition they used.
  • Surveillance is compulsory in 20 EU/EEA countries, comprehensive in 21 countries, and mostly passive (active surveillance only in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the United Kingdom) (Annex). Data reporting is case based and done at the national level.

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