Surveillance network for Invasive Neisseria Meningitidis in Europe 2002
The surveillance network for invasive meningococcal disease in Europe began in 1999 as part of the European Union Invasive Bacterial Infections Surveillance (EU-IBIS) project, building upon existing surveillance networks for bacterial meningitis in Europe. The aims of the network are to improve the epidemiological information on meningococcal disease in Europe, to improve the laboratory capacity to accurately characterise isolates of N. meningitidis and to form a focus for wider collaboration with non-EU countries.
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).