Surveillance network for Invasive Neisseria Meningitidis in Europe 1999 - 2000
Decision No. 2119/98/EC for setting up a network for the epidemiological surveillance and control of communicable diseases in the European Community stated that ‘bacterial meningitis’ was a priority. Invasive disease due to Neisseria meningitidis comes within this priority. Building on the surveillance networks already in existence within Europe (the European Monitoring Group on Meningococci (EMGM), and a network for surveillance of bacterial meningitis in Europe), a DG SANCO surveillance network for N. meningitidis disease was established in all 15 EU countries and 2 non-EU countries for 2000-2001.
Tularaemia - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
15 Jul 2019 - For 2017, 447 cases of tularaemia were reported by 18 countries in the EU/EEA, 413 (92%) of which were confirmed. As in previous years, the proportion of cases among males was higher in all age groups, with a male-to-female ratio of 2.1:1. Notification rates in men and women increased with age (except for the age group ≥65 years). The highest rate was observed in men in the age group 45–64 years (0.2 cases per 100 000 population).
Hantavirus infection - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
15 Jul 2019 - In 2017, 21 countries reported 4 239 cases of hantavirus infection (0.8 cases per 100 000 population). Two countries, Finland and Germany, accounted for 70.1% of all reported cases. In the absence of a licensed vaccine, prevention mainly relies on rodent control, avoidance of contact and properly cleaning and disinfecting areas contaminated by rodent excreta (urine, saliva or droppings).