Communicable disease threats report, 12-18 May 2019, week 20
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period from 12-18 May 2019 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, chikungunya virus disease and dengue, measles, monkeypox, dengue, Ebola virus disease, influenza, Rift Valley fever, Crimean-Congo haemmorhagic fever and Legionnaires' disease.
- Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Ebola haemorrhagic fever
- Ebola outbreak - North Kivu, Ituri, DRC
- influenza in humans, seasonal
- La Réunion
- Legionnaires’ disease
- public health threat
- Rift Valley fever
Proficiency test for Listeria monocytogenes whole genome assembly 2018
This report presents the results of a proficiency test to evaluate the inter-laboratory reproducibility and portability of Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) genome assemblies in the EU/EEA.
Communicable Disease Threats Report, 5-11 May 2019, Week 19
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period from 5-11 May 2019 and includes updates on measles, influenza A(H5N1), dengue, Ebola virus disease, influenza and influenza A(H9N2).
Communicable Disease Threats Report, 28 April-4 May 2019, Week 18
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period from 28 April-4 May 2019 and includes updates on Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), cholera, dengue, Ebola virus disease, influenza, anthrax, rabies and Shiga-toxigenic Escherichia coli O26.
Zoonotic influenza - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018
No human cases of avian influenza were reported in the EU/EEA. Only two human A(H7N9) infections were reported from China, a significant decrease compared with 2017. Sporadic human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) and A(H9N2) were reported from China. In 2018, outbreaks and detections of highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses such as A(H5N1), A(H5N2), AH(H5N5), A(H5N6) or A(H5N8) continued to affect poultry and wild and captured birds worldwide, but on a lower scale than in 2017. Influenza viruses A(H1N2)v and A(H3N2)v of swine origin caused human cases in Australia and the United States.
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.
Surveillance report: Avian influenza overview November 2018 - February 2019
Between 16 November 2018 and 15 February 2019, two HPAI A(H5N8) outbreaks in poultry establishments in Bulgaria, two HPAI A(H5N6) outbreaks in wild birds in Denmark and one low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) A(H5N3) in captive birds in the Netherlands were reported in the EU. No human infections due to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N8) or A(H5N6) viruses have been reported so far and the risk of zoonotic transmission to the general public in Europe is considered very low.
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.