Extensively drug-resistant gonorrhoea: risk of further dissemination within and across Europe
ECDC comment on the study 'Detection in the United Kingdom of the Neisseria gonorrhoeae FC428 clone, with ceftriaxone resistance and intermediate resistance to azithromycin, October to December 2018' by Eyre et al. in the Eurosurveillance edition of 7 March 2019.
Hepatitis C - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
In 2017, 31 273 cases of hepatitis C were reported in 29 EU/EEA Member States. Excluding countries that only reported acute cases, 31 178 cases corresponds to a crude rate of 7.3 cases per 100 000 population.
Lymphogranuloma venereum - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
In 2017, 24 countries provided LGV surveillance data. Fifteen countries reported a total of 1 989 cases, while the
remaining nine reported no cases.
Gonorrhoea: drug resistance compromises recommended treatment in Europe
Gonorrhoea is the second most commonly notified sexually transmitted infection across the EU/EEA countries with almost 500 000 reported cases between 2007 and 2016. The infection is treatable but Neisseria gonorrhoeae keep showing high levels of azithromycin resistance according to latest results of the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme.
Gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance in Europe, 2017
The overall aim of Euro-GASP is to strengthen the surveillance of gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility in EU/EEA Member States in order to provide quality-assured data to inform gonorrhoea treatment guidelines. This report presents the results from the 2017 gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility sentinel surveillance.
Communicable disease threats report, 17-23 February 2019, week 8
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period from 17-23 February 2019 and includes updates on Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), chikungunya virus disease and dengue, Ebola virus disease, influenza, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Salmonella Poona and influenza A(H9N2).
HIV infection and AIDS - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
This report is based on HIV surveillance data reported by 30 Member States of the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) (all except Germany) and AIDS data reported by 28 EU/EEA countries (all except Belgium, Germany and Sweden) for 2017. All countries annually report case-based data to the TESSy HIV/AIDS database in accordance with standard EU case definitions . The database is jointly coordinated by ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe.
Health risks during the Carnival season in Brazil
The Carnival season will last from 1 to 9 March 2019. In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1 million participants are expected, including many travellers from Europe