Congenital toxoplasmosis – Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
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
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.
Giardiasis (lambliasis) - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
In 2017, 19 437 confirmed giardiasis cases were reported in the EU/EEA.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Cyclone Idai - risk of communicable diseases in southern Africa
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
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.
Shiga toxin/verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC/VTEC) infection - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
In 2017, 6 457 confirmed cases of infections with Shiga toxin/verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC/VTEC) were reported in the EU/EEA.
Salmonellosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
Salmonellosis is the second most commonly reported gastrointestinal infection and an important cause of foodborne outbreaks in the EU/EEA.
Creutzfeldt−Jakob disease - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
Two cases of variant Creutzfeldt−Jakob disease (vCJD) were identified in the EU/EEA in 2016: one probable case from Italy and one confirmed case from the UK.
Eighth external quality assessment scheme for typing of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli
This report presents the results of the eighth round of the external quality assessment (EQA-8) scheme for typing of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) organised for laboratories providing data to the Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network (FWD-Net) managed by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
The European Union summary report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2017
The data on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria in 2017, submitted by 28 EU Member States (MSs), were jointly analysed by EFSA and ECDC. Resistance in zoonotic Salmonella and Campylobacter from humans, animals and food, and resistance in indicator Escherichia coli as well as meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in animals and food were addressed, and temporal trends assessed.