Rapid risk assessment: Public health risks related to communicable diseases during the hajj 2019, Saudi Arabia, 9–14 August 2019
In 2019, the hajj will take place between 9 and 14 August. The risk for EU/EEA citizens to become infected with communicable diseases during the 2019 hajj is considered low, thanks to the vaccination requirements for travelling to Makkah (Mecca) and the Saudi Arabian preparedness plans that address the management of health hazards during and after hajj.
- Food- and waterborne diseases
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Mass gathering
- Meningococcal disease
- Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus
- Public health threat
- Saudi Arabia
- Travellers' health
- Vaccine preventable diseases
- Vector-borne disease
Invasive meningococcal disease - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
In 2017, 3 221 confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD), including 282 deaths, were reported in 30 EU/EEA Member States.
Invasive meningococcal disease - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
In 2016, 3 280 confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD), including 304 deaths, were reported in 30 EU/EEA Member States.
Communicable disease threats report, 4-10 February 2018, week 6
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 4-10 February 2018 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, hepatitis A, seasonal influenza, rubella, measles, meningitis, mass gathering monitoring (Olympics) and yellow fever.
Expert opinion on the introduction of the meningococcal B (4CMenB) vaccine in the EU/EEA
This expert opinion is intended to support national decision-making by summarising the considerations and concerns of some EU/EEA countries when they discussed whether to introduce the 4CMenB vaccine into their national immunisation programmes.
Invasive meningococcal disease - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015
In 2015, 3 121 confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease were reported by 30 EU/EEA Member States to ECDC.
Invasive meningococcal disease - Annual Epidemiological Report 2016 [2014 data]
In 2014, 2 760 confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease were reported to TESSy. The notification rate was 0.5 cases per 100 000 population, which is lower than in previous years.
Communicable disease threats report, 31 July - 6 August 2016, week 31
This issue of the Communicable Disease Threat Report (CDTR) covers the period 31 July - 6 August 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever in Angola, chikungunya, dengue, West Nile virus and polio.
Systematic review on the incubation and infectiousness/shedding period of communicable diseases in children
Illnesses caused by infectious diseases are common in children in schools or other childcare settings. Currently there is no common EU approach to the control of communicable diseases in schools or other childcare settings, and existing information is uncertain.
External quality assessment scheme for Neisseria meningitidis - 2014
In July 2014, a panel of two viable isolates of N. meningitidis of the major disease-causing serogroups with three simulated cerebrospinal fluid (non-culture) samples for molecular studies, was sent by UK NEQAS to 30 reference laboratories in the IBD-labnet surveillance network for quality assessment testing. This report summarises the diagnostic results submitted by the participating laboratories.