Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, November 2017
ECDC publishes a monthly surveillance report on measles and rubella data submitted by the 30 EU/EEA countries. ECDC also monitors European and worldwide measles outbreaks through epidemic intelligence and reports on them on a monthly basis in the Communicable Disease Threat Reports (CDTR).
West Nile fever in Europe in 2017; updated 3 November
Between 26 October and 2 November 2017, Hungary reported one case in Budapest. Eleven new cases were reported by Israel. All cases were notified in areas already considered to be affected.
In addition, Hungary reported one death due to West Nile fever in a previously reported case.
Communicable disease threats report, 29 October-4 November 2017, week 44
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 29 October-4 November 2017 and includes updates on chikungunya, Legionnaires' disease, malaria, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), influenza A(H7N9), plague, poliomyelitis, seasonal influenza and West Nile virus.
West Nile fever in Europe in 2017 and previous transmission seasons
Since the beginning of the 2017 transmission season and as of 2 November 2017, the EU Member States reported 198 cases: Romania (64 cases), Italy (55), Greece (48), Hungary (20), Croatia (5), Austria (4), France (1) and Bulgaria (1). Eighty-two cases were reported in neighbouring countries: Serbia (49), Turkey (5) and Israel (28).
Guidance for the management of suspected bubonic plague cases identified on aircraft and ships
A case of bubonic plague can be suspected on aircraft or ships when a passenger or a crew member leaving an affected area has a fever associated with swollen lymph nodes.