Rapid risk assessment: Update on autochthonous Plasmodium vivax malaria in Greece
The ECDC risk, as assessed on 23 August 2011, remains unchanged. The main risk is to persons residing in, visiting and working in the affected areas of Greece, particularly Evrotas in Lakonia. The risk for further extension of malaria transmission into the EU as a result of this event is considered low at present. EU national blood competent authorities should be considering whether to implement deferral measures for persons returning from these specific affected areas in Greece, taking into consideration measures currently implemented by the Greek blood safety authorities and after a considered risk assessment in collaboration with their national public health authorities.
Communicable disease threats report, 24-30 June, week 26
Communicable disease threats report, 12-18 August 2012, week 33
Communicable disease threats report, 26 Aug - 1 Sep, week 35
Communicable disease threats report, 9-15 September, week 37
ECDC in the field: Missions to Greece
Two joint WHO-ECDC mission were conducted to Greece in 2011 and 2012 to aid the Greek authorities in their efforts to respond to the challenge of malaria and support preventive activities for the control of malaria in the country.
Communicable disease threats report, 6–12 August 2017, week 32
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 6–12 August 2017 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, cholera, measles, Legionnaires' disease, West Nile virus, seasonal influenza, and malaria.