Rapid Outbreak Assessment: multi-country foodborne outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infections associated with haemolytic uraemic syndrome, 6 April 2016
This document assesses the risk to human health posed by a multi-country foodborne outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infections associated with haemolytic uraemic syndrome taking place in the European Union (EU).
Communicable disease threats report, 27 March to 2 April 2016, week 13
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 27 March to 2 April 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, haemolytic uraemic syndrome in Romania, diphtheria in Belgium and yellow fever in Angola.
- Ebola haemorrhagic fever
- Emerging and Vector-borne Diseases Programme
- migrant health
- public health threat
- seasonal influenza
- Vaccine Preventable Diseases Programme
- Western Africa
- yellow fever
- Zika virus infection
- Zika virus infection - Outbreak in the Americas
Interim guidance for healthcare providers and Zika virus laboratory diagnosis
This document aims to present an algorithm for deciding whom to test and provide guidance on the laboratory tests for Zika virus infection diagnosis in order to support clinical diagnostic and case reporting through surveillance among EU Member States.
Seasonal influenza - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015–2016
As in previous seasons, influenza activity started in week 51/2015 and lasted until week 20/2016. Compared with previous seasons, primary care consultation rates for influenza-like illness (ILI)/acute respiratory infection (ARI) were similar in most EU/EEA countries. In almost all countries, the season was dominated by influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 viruses.
Molecular typing for surveillance of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the EU/EEA – January 2016
This report describes the geographical and temporal distribution of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis based on molecular typing data (24-locus MIRU–VNTR genotyping) as reported by EU/EEA countries.
Zoonotic influenza - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015
Human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1) and A(H7N9) were reported from Bangladesh, China, Egypt and Indonesia and one travel-related case of A(H7N9) in Canada. This report includes 2015 events and data and does not follow the entire winter season pattern.
Rapid risk assessment: A fatal case of diphtheria in Belgium, 30 March 2016
This rapid risk assessment describes the epidemiological situation of diphtheria surrounding this case of toxigenic respiratory diphtheria reported in Belgium.
Antenatal screening for HIV, hepatitis B, syphilis and rubella susceptibility in the EU/EEA
This report is part of an ECDC project on the effectiveness of antenatal screening for HIV, hepatitis B, syphilis and rubella susceptibility in the EU/EEA.
Communicable Disease Threats Report, 20-26 March 2016, week 13
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 20-26 March 2016 and includes updates on polio, measles, rubella, Ebola, Zika virus, influenza, haemolytic uraemic syndrome, Lassa fever, yellow fever and diphtheria.
Rapid risk assessment: Outbreak of yellow fever in Angola, 24 March 2016
This document assesses the risk of yellow fever infections in Europe related to the ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in Angola, and the notification of imported cases in China and possibly Mauritania.