Surveillance Network for Invasive Haemophilus Influenzae in Europe - 1999 - 2000
The BIOMED II Hib surveillance project in 9 EU countries and 2 non EU countries (1996-99) was established to describe the epidemiology of invasive Haemophilus influenzae and describe the risk factors associated with vaccine failure using different vaccines and schedules. Using the framework already established in the above project, a DG SANCO surveillance network project for invasive H.influenzae disease was established in all 15 EU countries and 5 non-EU countries (2000-2001) to improve epidemiological information and laboratory capacity to characterise isolates of these two invasive bacterial infections.
Brucellosis – Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
19 Jun 2019 - In 2017, 381 confirmed brucellosis cases were reported in the EU/EEA. The notification rate in the EU/EEA was 0.09 cases per 100 000 population. The highest rates were reported in southern EU Member States (Greece, Italy and Portugal). The highest rate was observed in 25–44-year-old males (0.16 per 100 000). The notification rate was stable from 2013–2017 in the EU/EEA.
Diphtheria - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
19 Jun 2019 - For 2017, 39 cases of diphtheria due to toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae or C. ulcerans were reported to ECDC. The highest proportion of C. ulcerans cases was among adults 45 years of age and above, whereas C. diphtheriae cases were more common in younger age groups. Among C. diphtheriae cases, 50% were reported as imported. High vaccination coverage is crucial to prevent diphtheria.
Congenital toxoplasmosis – Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
19 Jun 2019 - In 2016, 242 confirmed cases of congenital toxoplasmosis were reported in the EU/EEA, with France accounting for 81% of all confirmed cases due to the active screening of pregnant women. The notification rate was 6.7 cases per 100 000 live births. No seasonal pattern was observed for the disease.