Influenza virus characterisation, Summary Europe, December 2017
This is the second report of the 2017–18 influenza season. As of week 1/2018, nearly 37 000 influenza detections across the WHO European Region have been reported.
Communicable disease threats report, 7-13 January 2018, week 2
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 7-13 January 2018 and includes updates on influenza, measles, rubella and salomnellosis.
Communicable disease threats report, 31 December 2017-6 January 2018, week 1
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 31 December 2017-6 January 2018 and includes updates on hepatitis A, influenza, MERS, poliomyelitis and salomnellosis.
Avian influenza overview September – November 2017
Between 1 September and 15 November 2017, 48 A(H5N8) highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks in poultry holdings and 9 H5 HPAI wild bird events were reported within Europe. A second epidemic HPAI A(H5N8) wave started in Italy on the third week of July and is still ongoing on 15 November 2017.
Communicable disease threats report, 17-23 December 2017, week 51
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 17-23 December 2017 and includes updates on dengue, chikungunya, influenza, Salomonella, measles and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
Risk assessment for seasonal influenza, EU/EEA, 2017–2018
First detections indicated circulation of A(H3N2) and B/Yamagata viruses. As the former subtype dominated last season, a high proportion of the population should be protected. However, the emergence of variant strains cannot be excluded and this would increase the likelihood of severe outcomes in the elderly