Rapid risk assessment: A(H5N1) Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Egypt – Implications for human health in Europe
Highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N1) infections are continuing to occur in poultry and humans in Egypt. However there is no evidence of a significant change in the pattern of human illness and deaths related to A(H5N1) virus infections in the country. Certainly there are no epidemiological data or analyses consistent with adaptation of these viruses to humans.
Rapid risk assessment: Transmission of Foot and Mouth disease to humans visiting affected areas
Rapid Risk Assessment: Severe respiratory disease associated with a novel coronavirus
New and noteworthy in this update: the retrospective identification of novel coronavirus in biological samples from two fatal cases in Jordan (April 2012) and the results of a joint ECDC/WHO survey which confirms that EU/EEA Member States have an adequate capacity to detect novel coronavirus through their network of national reference laboratories: 18 of 30 in EU/EEA countries are capable of confirming positive screened samples by either ORF1b RT-PCR or other target RT-PCR assays with sequence analysis or whole-genome sequence analysis.
Multistate foodborne hepatitis A outbreak among European tourists returning from Egypt-need for reinforced vaccination recommendations, November 2012 to April 2013
Sane, J., Macdonald, E., Vold, L., Gossner, C., Severi, E.
Outbreak of hepatitis A virus infection in travellers returning from Egypt
Suspected outbreak of poliomyelitis in Syria: Risk of importation and spread of poliovirus in the EU
Following the announcement by WHO of a cluster of cases of acute flaccid paralysis in Syria, ECDC conducted a risk assessment and concludes that this does pose a risk that polio might be imported to the EU. The Risk Assessment includes number of recommendations for EU Member States.
Communicable disease threats report, 27 October - 2 November 2013, week 44
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 27 October - 2 November 2017, and includes updates on botulism, cholera, dengue, influenza, MERS, polio and West Nile fever.
Communicable disease threats report, 3-9 November 2013, week 45
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 3-9 November 2013, and includes updates on botulism, cholera, influenza, seasonal influenza, MERS, pertussis, polio and West Nile fever.