Rapid risk assessment: Meningitis outbreak, Suceava county, Romania, June 2012
Between 28 May and 21 June, 62 cases have been reported in Suceava city (n=47) and district (n=15). Fifty-three cases presented with aseptic meningitis and nine with other clinical forms (gastrointestinal disorders, angina). No complications were reported.ECDC's Rapid Risk Assessment concludes that public health authorities throughout European Union Member States and neighbouring countries should consider maintaining surveillance for aseptic meningitis in the coming summer and autumn. Enteroviruses outbreaks are common during the summer months and it is possible that such outbreaks will occur in neighbouring countries, independently from the current outbreak in Romania.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Outbreak of pneumonic plague in Madagascar: recent introduction in the Seychelles
Madagascar has been experiencing an outbreak of plague since 23 August 2017, and 560 cases and 57 deaths (case fatality rate 10.1%) have been reported as of 12 October 2017.Read more
Rapid risk assessment: Outbreak of plague in Madagascar, 2017
Since 23 August 2017 Madagascar has been experiencing an outbreak of plague, and as of 3 October 2017, 194 cases and 30 deaths (case fatality rate 15.5%) have been reported.
Rapid risk assessment: Clusters of autochthonous chikungunya cases in Italy, first update
Italy is currently experiencing four clusters of autochthonous chikungunya cases in the cities of Anzio, Latina and Rome in the Lazio region, and the city of Guardavalle Marina in the Calabria region.Read more