Novel zoonotic Borna disease virus associated with severe disease in breeders of variegated squirrels in Germany – first update, 5 May 2015
A recently identified cluster of acute fatal encephalitis in three breeders of variegated squirrels in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt is an unusual public health event with a potentially high impact on the small group of people who are exposed to this particular squirrel species. Further investigations are ongoing to describe these cases. The role of a newly identified Borna disease virus isolate in the aetiology of these cases remains to be confirmed.
Further work is required to identify natural hosts, reservoirs, vectors, transmission routes, and distribution.
Multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes sequence type 8 infections linked to consumption of salmon products
25 Oct 2018 - A multi-country outbreak of 12 listeriosis cases caused by Listeria monocytogenes sequence type (ST) 8 has been identified through whole genome sequencing (WGS) analysis in three EU/EEA countries: Denmark (6 cases), Germany (5) and France (1).
Rapid outbreak assessment: Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Agona infections possibly linked to ready-to-eat food
26 Jul 2018 - A multi-country outbreak of Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Agona (S. Agona) is under investigation in the European Union (EU), with cases retrospectively identified back to 2014.
Rapid risk assessment: Acute encephalitis associated with infection with Borna disease virus 1, Germany
26 Mar 2018 - Borna disease virus 1 (BoDV-1) has been associated with human disease in four cases in Germany resulting in the death of three people. As three of the cases belong to a cluster of solid organ recipients from a single donor, donor-derived BoDV-1 transmission is possible. There is no evidence that the donor had any clinical manifestation of the disease.