Surveillance of seven priority food- and waterborne diseases in the EU/EEA 2010-2012
This surveillance report on seven priority food- and waterborne diseases is the second dedicated epidemiological report for campylobacteriosis, listeriosis, non-typhoidal salmonellosis, shigellosis, Shiga toxin/verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli infections, typhoid and paratyphoid fever, and yersiniosis, offering detailed analyses of these diseases in the EU/EEA for the years 2010 to 2012.
ECDC’s surveillance of food-and waterborne diseases and zoonoses is carried out under the auspices of the Programme of Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses. Each year, improvements in the harmonisation of systems, definitions, protocols and data are observed. Nevertheless, data provided by the EU/EEA Member States reflect differences in ascertainment and disease incidence, and as such, comparisons of raw numbers and rates cannot be relied upon as a true reflection of differences in epidemiology between countries. In this report, some country-specific data are presented, however the main focus is on overall EU/EEA trends based on confirmed data from the reporting countries.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Cyclone Idai - risk of communicable diseases in southern Africa
11 Apr 2019 - Surveillance of infectious diseases in the aftermath of a cyclone is important for the early detection and confirmation of outbreaks. Consideration should be given to setting up a syndromic surveillance alert system if there is a need to reinforce surveillance capacity. Laboratory capacity should be assessed for confirming outbreaks of infectious diseases; if required, a referral mechanism can be established for testing samples of epidemic-prone diseases.
Campylobacteriosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
8 Apr 2019 - Campylobacteriosis is the most commonly reported gastrointestinal disease in the EU/EEA. In 2017, 29 EU/EEA countries reported 250 161 confirmed cases of campylobacteriosis.