Facts about severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a life-threatening respiratory disease caused by a recently identified coronavirus; the SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV). This is believed to be an animal virus that recently crossed the species barrier to infect humans.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome - Annual Epidemiological Report 2016 [2014 data]
Knowledge about the epidemiology and ecology of SARS coronavirus infection remains presently incomplete and the risk of re-emergence is unpredictable. The rapid spread of SARS worldwide showed the need to maintain surveillance despite the disease’s absence since 2003.
Respiratory tract infections - Annual epidemiological report for 2012-13
The Annual Epidemiological Report 2014 gives an overview of the epidemiology of communicable diseases of public health significance in Europe, drawn from surveillance information on the 52 communicable diseases and health issues for which surveillance is mandatory in the European Union and European Economic Area countries. The respiratory tract infections chapter from the upcoming ECDC Annual Epidemiological Report 2014 is now available as a separate report and provides a snapshot of the epidemiological situation in Europe across a number of diseases.
Risk assessment guidelines for diseases transmitted on aircraft (RAGIDA) - Part 2: Operational guidelines for assisting the evaluation of risk for transmission by disease
Technical guidance on risk assessment guidelines for diseases transmitted on aircraft (RAGIDA). Part 2: Operational guidelines - Second edition
In the closed cabin environment of modern airplanes, passengers are frequently exposed to various infectious diseases.
Surveillance systems overview for 2015
This spreadsheet contains all surveillance system overview tables from the ECDC Annual Epidemiological Reports for 2015.
- 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
- surgical site infections
- verotoxigenic Escherichia coli infection
- West Nile fever
- yellow fever
Risk assessment guidelines for infectious diseases transmitted on aircraft
In the closed cabin environment of modern airplanes, passengers are frequently exposed to various infectious diseases. This report looks at 12 infectious diseases and, by systematically evaluating literature on on-board transmission, attempts to assess the risk of infection via air circulation in airplanes.
These guidelines are complemented by operational guidelines in relation to tuberculosis, new emerging airborne diseases (e.g. SARS) and meningococcal infections.