Weekly influenza surveillance overview January 28, 2011 - Week 3
During week 03/2011, 27 countries reported medium influenza activity and widespread activity was reported by 15 countries. In addition, an increasing trend of consultations was reported by 18 countries but a decreasing trend was reported in Ireland and the UK. Levels were high but unchanging in some other countries that were affected early; these were mostly in Belgium, France, Portugal and Spain.However, the percentage of positive specimens from sentinel practices has decreased for the third consecutive week from 55% in week 52/2010 to 44% in week 03/2011. The proportions of circulating influenza viruses were 68% for influenza A and 32% for influenza B. In week 03/2011, 74 SARI cases from all causes were reported by three countries and 118 hospitalised influenza cases were reported by five countries. Reported hospitalisations and intensive care admissions to influenza in Denmark, France, The Netherlands, and the UK have all declined in week 03/2011. Reported hospitalisations and intensive care admissions with influenza have declined in week 3/2011 in Denmark, France, Ireland, Netherlands and the UK. Severe cases and deaths continue to be mostly in persons in the 15–64 year age group with underlying health conditions.
Diphtheria - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
19 Jun 2019 - For 2017, 39 cases of diphtheria due to toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae or C. ulcerans were reported to ECDC. The highest proportion of C. ulcerans cases was among adults 45 years of age and above, whereas C. diphtheriae cases were more common in younger age groups. Among C. diphtheriae cases, 50% were reported as imported. High vaccination coverage is crucial to prevent diphtheria.
Congenital toxoplasmosis – Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
19 Jun 2019 - In 2016, 242 confirmed cases of congenital toxoplasmosis were reported in the EU/EEA, with France accounting for 81% of all confirmed cases due to the active screening of pregnant women. The notification rate was 6.7 cases per 100 000 live births. No seasonal pattern was observed for the disease.
Brucellosis – Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
19 Jun 2019 - In 2017, 381 confirmed brucellosis cases were reported in the EU/EEA. The notification rate in the EU/EEA was 0.09 cases per 100 000 population. The highest rates were reported in southern EU Member States (Greece, Italy and Portugal). The highest rate was observed in 25–44-year-old males (0.16 per 100 000). The notification rate was stable from 2013–2017 in the EU/EEA.