Weekly influenza surveillance overview, 3 Oct - 9 Oct 2011 (Week 40)
During the first week of the influenza season, low influenza activity was notified by all 23 reporting countries. Of 123 sentinel specimens, only two (1.6%) tested positive for influenza. Of eight influenza viruses detected in non-sentinel specimens, six were influenza A viruses and two were B viruses. No hospitalised cases of severe influenza were reported
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).
Communicable disease threats to public health in the European Union - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018
1 Jul 2019 - This report covers the events and threats detected by the ECDC epidemic intelligence (EI) team in 2018 and the actions taken related to these findings.
Tetanus - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
28 Jun 2019 - In 2017, 82 cases of tetanus, including 46 confirmed cases, were reported in the EU/EEA. Adults aged 65 years and above were the most affected age group, with females accounting for the majority of the cases. Cases tended to occur more frequently in the warmer months, which are associated with higher levels of outdoor activity. The current epidemiology of tetanus in the EU/EEA may be explained by lower vaccination coverage or waning immunity in older populations. Due to the severity of tetanus, there is a need to maintain high vaccination rates in all age groups and continue implementing/developing strategies to protect specific groups, particularly the elderly, in countries with higher rates of disease.