World Youth Day 2019 - information for travellers
In 2019, World Youth Day (WYD) will take place between 22 and 27 January 2019 in Panama City, Panama with an expected half a million participants. During mass gathering events, the most common health risks are related to vaccine-preventable diseases, gastrointestinal illnesses and vector-borne diseases in favourable climate conditions.
Rapid risk assessment: Monkeypox cases in the UK imported by travellers returning from Nigeria, 2018
The risks assessed in this document are of the introduction and further spread of monkeypox in the EU/EEA, infection with regards to different settings (e.g. healthcare, community, etc.) and transmission through SoHO.
Rapid risk assessment: Carbapenemase-producing (OXA-48) Klebsiella pneumoniae ST392 in travellers previously hospitalised in Gran Canaria, Spain
This rapid risk assessment evaluates the risk of transmission and further spread of OXA-48-producing Klebsiella pneumonia e ST392 from travellers having sought medical care in Gran Canaria to healthcare facilities in their country of origin in the EU/EEA.
Travel-associated hepatitis A in Europe, 2009 to 2015
Beauté, J., Westrell, T., Schmid, D., Müller, L., Epstein, J., Kontio, M., Couturier, E., Faber, M., Mellou, K., Borg, M.-L., Friesema, I., Vold, L., Severi, E.
Increased risk of yellow fever infections among unvaccinated European travellers due to ongoing outbreak in Brazil, july 2017 to March 2018
Gossner, C.M., Haussig, J.M., de Bellegarde de Saint Lary, C., Kaasik Aaslav, K., Schlagenhauf, P., Sudre, B.
Communicable disease threats report, 23 July - 29 July, week 30
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 23 July - 29 July 2017 and includes updates on measles, seasonal influenza, West Nile fever, legionnaires' disease and chikungunya, dengue and Zika viruses.
Yellow fever among travellers returning from South America, March 2017
This risk assessment is triggered by the increase in the number of yellow fever cases among EU travellers with exposure in South America since August 2016 and assesses the risk of contracting yellow fever for travellers to South America.
Increase of cases of Legionnaires’ disease in EU travellers returning from Dubai, October−December 2016
This report assesses the increase in travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease among returning EU travellers from Dubai, during October−December 2016.
Updated WHO guidance on prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus: period of recommended preventive measures for returning travellers extended from four to eight weeks
ECDC endorses the update in the WHO recommendations on preventative measures against Zika virus infection for returning travellers and is changing its recommendations accordingly.
Infectious diseases of specific relevance to newly-arrived migrants in the EU/EEA
This document provides a checklist of infectious diseases to be considered among migrant populations and serves as a reminder for frontline healthcare workers of the risks of infectious diseases for newly-arrived migrants.