Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report July 2019
The monitoring report is based on measles and rubella data from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) for 1 June 2018 to 31 May 2019.
Influenza virus characterisation, summary Europe, June 2019
This is the eighth report for the 2018–19 influenza season. As of week 25/2019, 205 167 influenza detections across the WHO European Region had been reported. Detections were 98.9% type A viruses, with A(H1N1)pdm09 prevailing over A(H3N2), and 1.1% type B viruses, with 85 (58%) of 146 ascribed to a lineage being B/Yamagata-lineage.
Communicable disease threats report, 7-13 July 2019, week 28
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 7-13 July 2019 and includes updates on Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), Ebola virus disease, West Nile virus infection, acute neurological syndrome in Peru and a tuberculosis case on a cruise ship in the North Sea.
Communicable disease threats report, 30 June-6 July 2019, week 27
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 30 June-6 July 2019 and includes updates on polio, Ebola virus disease, Vibrio, West Nile virus infection and acute neurological syndrome in Peru.
Tetanus - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
In 2017, 82 cases of tetanus, including 46 confirmed cases, were reported in the EU/EEA. Adults aged 65 years and above were the most affected age group, with females accounting for the majority of the cases. Cases tended to occur more frequently in the warmer months, which are associated with higher levels of outdoor activity. The current epidemiology of tetanus in the EU/EEA may be explained by lower vaccination coverage or waning immunity in older populations. Due to the severity of tetanus, there is a need to maintain high vaccination rates in all age groups and continue implementing/developing strategies to protect specific groups, particularly the elderly, in countries with higher rates of disease.
Diphtheria - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
For 2017, 39 cases of diphtheria due to toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae or C. ulcerans were reported to ECDC. The highest proportion of C. ulcerans cases was among adults 45 years of age and above, whereas C. diphtheriae cases were more common in younger age groups. Among C. diphtheriae cases, 50% were reported as imported. High vaccination coverage is crucial to prevent diphtheria.
Hepatitis B - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
In 2017, 30 EU/EEA Member States reported 26 907 cases of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Excluding the five countries that only reported acute cases, the number of cases, 26 262, corresponds to a crude rate of 6.7 cases per 100 000 population.
Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, June 2019
The monitoring report is based on measles and rubella data from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) for 1 May 2018–30 April 2019.