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).
Communicable disease threats report, 6-12 January 2019, week 2
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 12-18 January 2019 and includes updates on Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), measles, rubella, Ebola virus disease, influenza and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
ECDC: first detected cases of extensively drug-resistant gonorrhoea threaten future treatment
Within a matter of weeks, three cases of gonorrhoea that are resistant to the recommended first line antibiotic treatment have been detected in Europe and Australia. These are the first global reports of Neisseria gonorrhoeae with high-level resistance to azithromycin and ceftriaxone resistance that also show resistance to several other vital antibiotics. At a time with limited alternatives to the current dual therapy, lack of a vaccine and insufficient surveillance capacity in some regions, these cases highlight the growing threat of drug-resistance – which could lead to untreatable gonorrhoea.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Neisseria gonorrhoeae in the United Kingdom and Australia
This rapid risk assessment aims to assess the risk of XDR Neisseria gonorrhoeae spreading further in the EU/EEA and provide some options for response.
Communicable disease threats report, 25-31 March 2018, week 13
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 25-31 March 2018 and includes updates on dengue, chikungunya, measles, listeria, Borna diseases and gonorrhoeae.