How European countries prevent and communicate on Hantavirus infection, ECDC study
Prompted by the increase of hantavirus activity in Europe observed in 2012, ECDC report reviewed the preventive measures and communication strategies in European countries.
Hantavirus infection - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2014
Annual Epidemiological Report on the Hantavirus infection, 2014. ECDC’s annual surveillance reports provide a wealth of epidemiological data to support decision-making at the national level. They are mainly intended for public health professionals and policymakers involved in disease prevention and control programmes.
Hantavirus infection - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
In 2016, 18 countries reported 2 190 cases of hantavirus infection (0.4 cases per 100 000 population), mainly caused by Puumala virus (>99%).
Prevention measures and communication strategies for hantavirus infection in Europe
Between 2000 and 2010 the annual number of reported hantavirus cases increased in Europe, although there were significant temporal and geographical fluctuations.
Surveillance systems overview for 2017
- Chikungunya virus disease
- Chlamydia infection
- Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever
- Ebola haemorrhagic fever
- Hantavirus infection
- Healthcare-associated infections
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- HIV infection
- Invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease
- Lassa fever
- Marburg haemorrhagic fever
- Meningococcal disease
- Pneumococcal disease
- Q fever
- Rift Valley fever
- Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
- Surgical site infections
- Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli infection
- West Nile virus infection
- Yellow fever
Hantavirus infection - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
In 2017, 21 countries reported 4 239 cases of hantavirus infection (0.8 cases per 100 000 population). Two countries, Finland and Germany, accounted for 70.1% of all reported cases. In the absence of a licensed vaccine, prevention mainly relies on rodent control, avoidance of contact and properly cleaning and disinfecting areas contaminated by rodent excreta (urine, saliva or droppings).
Communicable disease threats report, 18-24 August 2019, week 34
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 14-24 August 2019 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, monitoring environmental sustainability of Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, West Nile virus infection, haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in Croatia and Slovenia, the mass gathering of the Hajj in Saudi Arabia and Listeriosis in Spain. (Erratum (26 August 2019): On pages 2 and 5 (West Nile virus infection), the figure of eight deaths in Greece (4), Cyprus (1) and Serbia (1) has been amended to four deaths in Greece (2), Cyprus (1) and Serbia (1)
Second meeting of the Emerging and Vector-borne Diseases (EVD) Network
April 2015, ECDC organised the second EVD network meeting, with the participation of the EVD Network, the network coordination committee.