EU/EEA capacity for the surveillance of hepatitis B and C using molecular methods
In order to explore whether the current capacity for EU/EEA-wide molecular characterisation for surveillance of HBV and HCV is sufficient to be feasible and what gaps need to be addressed, a survey of EU/EEA Member States was conducted to assess their laboratory capacity and needs in relation to the molecular characterisation of hepatitis B and C.
Official visit of ECDC Director to the WHO Regional Office for Europe
On 15 January 2018, the first official visit of Dr Andrea Ammon to the WHO Regional Office for Europe took place following her appointment as the new Director of ECDC in June 2017.
Yellow fever transmission could affect urban areas in Brazil, increasing the risk to travellers, especially during Carnival
ECDC issues new risk assessment in light of the yellow fever resurgence in Brazil (in particular in São Paulo) and the expected increasing flow of travellers during the upcoming Carnival.
Communicable disease threats report, 14-20 January 2018, week 3
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 14-20 January 2018 and includes updates on influenza, yellow fever and salmonellosis.
Rapid risk assessment: Outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil, Second update
This publication assesses the risk to EU/EEA countries and citizens associated with the ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil. This is the second update of a rapid risk assessment originally produced on 25 January 2017 and updated on 13 April 2017.
Influenza virus characterisation, Summary Europe, December 2017
This is the second report of the 2017–18 influenza season. As of week 1/2018, nearly 37 000 influenza detections across the WHO European Region have been reported.
Salmonella Agona outbreak: infant formula recall to reduce risk to public health
The widespread recall of several infant formula products made by a French processing company is likely to significantly reduce the risk of infants being infected by Salmonella Agona, according to the risk assessment published today by ECDC and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). However, as long as there are potentially contaminated products circulating, new cases may still be detected.
Joint Rapid Outbreak Assessment: Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Agona infections linked to infant formula
This document provides an assessment of the public health risk associated with a multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Agona associated with consumption of potentially contaminated infant formula from France.