Epidemiological update: Increase in travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease among EU travellers returning from Dubai in the last quarter of 2016
The ECDC ELDSNet surveillance scheme on travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease (TALD) observed an increase in the number of cases associated with travel to Dubai in the last quarter of 2016, compared with previous years.
Outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in a hotel in Calpe, Spain. December 2011 – January 2012
Following notification of a cluster of cases of Legionnaires’ disease, all associated with the same hotel in Spain, ECDC has prepared an assessment of the risk to the EU.
It concludes that as the hotel has been closed, the residual risk is limited to recent hotel visitors and staff, as well as staff still working in the hotel; particularly those involved in the implementation of control measures.
Epidemic Intelligence Information System (EPIS)
The Epidemic Intelligence Information System (EPIS) is a web-based communication platform that allows nominated public health experts to exchange technical information to assess whether current and emerging public health threats have a potential impact in the European Union (EU).
European Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Network (ELDSNet) - Operating procedures
This document explains the operating procedures of the European Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Network, coordinated by ECDC. It specifically relates to reporting cases of travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease arising from stays in hotel or other commercial holiday accommodation. The aim is to quickly identify and control outbreaks of the disease and minimise the risk to holidaymakers. This edition supersedes the January 2012 edition.
Legionnaires' disease outbreak investigation toolbox
The main objective of this site is to provide a series of practical tools that Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and ECDC can use to facilitate a co-ordinated investigation and response to clusters and outbreaks of Legionnaires' Disease with an EU dimension.
Update - Outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in a hotel in Calpe, Spain, November 2011 – May 2012
Following notification of new cases of Legionnaires’ disease, all associated with the same hotel in Spain, ECDC has updated its assessment of the risk to the EU published in February 2012.
It concludes that in the absence of an identified and controlled source of Legionella, there may be an ongoing risk of exposure to Legionella for hotel guests and persons working at the hotel.