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.
Rapid risk assessment: Rift Valley fever outbreak in Mayotte, France
This rapid risk assessment (RRA) addresses the risk of importation of Rift Valley fever (RVF) virus (RVFV) and further spread of the virus within the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) in relation to the recent increase in cases reported on Mayotte, France.
Communicable disease threats report, 3-9 February 2019, Week 6
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 3-9 February 2019 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), measles, Ebola virus disease, influenza, Salmonella Poona and Andes Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome.
Communicable Disease Threats Report, 20-26 January 2019, week 4
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 20-26 January 2019 and includes updates on chikungunya virus disease and dengue, Ebola virus disease, influenza and mass gathering monitoring for World Youth Day in Panama.
Attributable deaths and disability-adjusted life-years caused by infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the EU and the European Economic Area in 2015: a population-level modelling analysis
Cassini, A., Högberg, L.D., Plachouras, D., Quattrocchi, A., Hoxha, A., Simonsen, G.S., Colomb-Cotinat, M., Kretzschmar, M.E., Devleesschauwer, B., Cecchini, M., Ouakrim, D.A., Oliveira, T.C., Struelens, M.J., Suetens, C., Monnet, D.L., Strauss, R., Mertens, K., Struyf, T., Catry, B., Latour, K., Ivanov, I.N., Dobreva, E.G., Tambic Andraševic, A., Soprek, S., Budimir, A., Paphitou, N., Žemlicková, H., Schytte Olsen, S., Wolff Sönksen, U., Märtin, P., Ivanova, M., Lyytikäinen, O., Jalava, J., Coignard, B., Eckmanns, T., Abu Sin, M., Haller, S., Daikos, G.L., Gikas, A., Tsiodras, S., Kontopidou, F., Tóth, Á., Hajdu, Á., Guólaugsson, Ó., Kristinsson, K.G., Murchan, S., Burns, K., Pezzotti, P., Gagliotti, C., Dumpis, U., Liuimiene, A., Perrin, M., Borg, M.A., de Greeff, S.C., Monen, J.C., Koek, M.B., Elstrøm, P., Zabicka, D., Deptula, A., Hryniewicz, W., Caniça, M., Nogueira, P.J., Fernandes, P.A., Manageiro, V., Popescu, G.A., Serban, R.I., Schréterová, E., Litvová, S., Štefkovicová, M., Kolman, J., Klavs, I., Korošec, A., Aracil, B., Asensio, A., Pérez-Vázquez, M., Billström, H., Larsson, S., Reilly, J.S., Johnson, A., Hopkins, S.
The European Union summary report on trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks in 2017
Cases of salmonellosis and campylobacteriosis have remained stable over the past five years, although listeriosis is on the rise. In 2017, there was an average of 100 food- and waterborne outbreaks per week.
Stably high azithromycin resistance and decreasing ceftriaxone susceptibility in Neisseria gonorrhoeae in 25 European countries, 2016
Day, M.J., Spiteri, G., Jacobsson, S., Woodford, N., Amato-Gauci, A.J., Cole, M.J., Unemo, M., Indra, A., Huhlescu, S., Vanden Berghe, W., Crucitti, T., Hunjak, B., Nemeth Blažić, T., Kubele, J., Zákoucká, H., Žemličková, H., Berthelsen, L., Cowan, S., Hoffmann, S., Epstein, J., Viktorova, J., Ndeikoundam, N., Goubard, A., Bercot, B., Kohl, P., Buder, S., Bremer, V., Jansen, K., Tzelepi, E., Konte, V., Balla, E., Dudás, M., Sigmundsdóttir, G., Hauksdóttir, G.S., Igoe, D., Crowley, B., Suligoi, B., Stefanelli, P., Pakarna, G., Mavcutko, V., Reichert, P., Hoffmann, P., Barbara, C., Vella, F., Melillo, J.M., Van Dam, A., Van Benthem, B., Linde, I., Kløvstad, H., Steinbakk, M., Majewski, S., Młynarczyk-Bonikowska, B., Azevedo, J., Borrego, M.-J., Pavlik, P., Truska, P., Klavs, I., Jeverica, S., Vazquez, J., Diaz, A., Abad, R., Velicko, I., Hughes, G., Templeton, K., Irvine, N.
Communicable disease threats to public health in the European Union - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
This report covers the events, threats and actions taken in 2017 related to the findings of routine activities carried out by the ECDC epidemic intelligence team. The objective of epidemic intelligence at ECDC is to rapidly detect and assess public health events of any origin to ensure EU health security as defined in ECDC’s mandate.
Communicable disease threats report, 4-10 November 2018, Week 45
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 4-10 November 2018 and includes updates on Middle East respiratory syndrome Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), measles, influenza, influenza A(H5N6), West Nile virus, Ebola virus disease, dengue and malaria.
The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of screening for and vaccination against hepatitis B virus among migrants in the EU/EEA: A systematic review
Myran, D.T., Morton, R., Biggs, B.-A., Veldhuijzen, I., Castelli, F., Tran, A., Staub, L.P., Agbata, E., Rahman, P., Pareek, M., Noori, T., Pottie, K.