Surveillance report: Legionnaires’ disease in Europe 2009
This the first detailed annual Legionnaires’ disease surveillance report published by ECDC. It is based on Legionnaires’ disease surveillance data collected from 25 EU Member States, plus Iceland and Norway, for 2009. Altogether, 5 518 confirmed and probable cases of Legionnaires’ disease were reported, resulting in a notification rate of 11.2 cases per million population. The slightly decreasing trend observed since 2006 was maintained. National notification rates ranged from close to zero in Poland, Romania and Slovakia to 32 per million in Slovenia, with France, Italy and Spain accounting for 66% of reported cases. Seventy-seven percent of all cases were 50 years or older. In both genders, the notification rate increased with age. Overall, males were almost three times more frequently notified with Legionnaires’ disease than were females.
Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report July 2019
19 Jul 2019 - The monitoring report is based on measles and rubella data from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) for 1 June 2018 to 31 May 2019.
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).