Communicable disease threats report, 16-22 December 2018, week 51
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period from 16-22 December 2018 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease and influenza.
Rapid risk assessment: Ebola virus disease outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo – second update
This is the second update of a rapid risk assessment originally produced on 9 August 2018. This rapid risk assessment addresses the public health risk associated with the current EVD outbreak in the DRC and its implications for EU/EEA citizens.
Campylobacteriosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
Campylobacteriosis is a very common gastrointestinal disease in the EU/EEA. In 2016, 29 EU/EEA countries reported 248 752 confirmed cases of campylobacteriosis.
Yersiniosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
In 2016, 28 countries reported 6 918 confirmed yersiniosis cases in the EU/EEA.
Shigellosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
Shigellosis is a relatively uncommon disease in the EU/EEA, but remains of concern in some countries and for some population groups. In 2016, 29 EU/EEA countries reported 5 631 confirmed shigellosis cases.
Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers are relatively rare in the EU/EEA and mainly acquired during travel to countries outside the EU/EEA, particularly in south Asia. In 2016, 22 EU/EEA countries reported 1 161 confirmed cases.
Anthrax - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
Anthrax continues to be a rare disease in humans in Europe, with only a few cases reported every year. In 2016, two EU/EEA countries reported six laboratory-confirmed anthrax cases: Romania (5) and Spain (1). The remaining 28 reporting countries notified no cases.
Catalogue of courses on prevention and control of communicable diseases
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) have agreed to collaborate in the training of public health professionals in competencies for prevention and control of communicable diseases.
Seasonal influenza vaccination and antiviral use in EU/EEA Member States
Overview of vaccine recommendations for 2017–2018 and vaccination coverage rates for 2015–2016 and 2016–2017 influenza seasons.
Surveillance report: Avian influenza overview August – November 2018
Between 16 August and 15 November 2018, 14 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N8) outbreaks in poultry establishments in Bulgaria and seven HPAI A(H5N6) outbreaks, one in captive birds in Germany and six in wild birds in Denmark and the Netherlands were reported in the European Union (EU).