Rapid risk assessment: Severe respiratory disease associated with a novel influenza A virus, A(H7N9) China
On 31 March 2013, the Chinese authorities announced the identification of a novel influenza A virus, A(H7N9), in three seriously ill people from two provinces presenting with respiratory infections. So far, no epidemiological link has been identified between those three patients. When testing for the influenza virus, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention identified genes from both A(H7N9) and A(H9N2) viruses, thus indicating a novel reassortant avian influenza A virus. In its initial assessment of the situation, the ECDC rapid risk assessment concludes that the risk of the spread of the virus in Europe can be considered low at this stage.
Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to Polish eggs
12 Dec 2017 - This document provides an assessment of the public health risk associated with a multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, which is epidemiologically and microbiologically linked to contaminated eggs from Poland, and can be characterised by at least six MLVA profiles and four clusters defined by WGS (PHE SNP analysis).
Multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes PCR serogroup IVb, MLST ST6
8 Dec 2017 - A multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes PCR serogroup IVb, MLST ST6 has been ongoing in the EU/EEA since at least 2015.