Rapid risk assessment: Potential resurgence of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza
The increased reports of A(H5N1) outbreaks in poultry and wild bird populations, and the emergence of a further evolved lineage of the virus in poultry in some countries, do not change the current assessment of the risk to human health.
WHO Europe: Influenza
WHO/Europe aim to reduce influenza-related morbidity and mortality by strengthening virological and epidemiological surveillance for mild and severe influenza; using surveillance data to estimate the burden of influenza in order to prioritize national influenza vaccination programmes; and maintaining and strengthening pandemic preparedness activities at the national level. WHO/Europe also monitors the emergence of other respiratory pathogens that have the potential to spread among humans. These include coronaviruses, which cause a range of illnesses from severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to the common cold.
Surveillance report: Avian influenza overview (September – November 2017)
The “Avian influenza overview” report is published quarterly and provide an update of the developments of avian influenza viruses in EU/EEA and worldwide, in particular with a view to describe the evolution of virus spread from certain regions towards the EU. In case of significant changes in the epidemiology of avian influenza, these reports could be needed more frequently.
The report is published jointly by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Union Reference Laboratory for Avian influenza (EURL). Avian influenza is an infectious viral disease in birds, including domestic poultry. Avian influenza is mainly found in birds, but under certain circumstances infections can also occur in humans even though the risk is generally very low.
Communicable disease threats report, 31 December 2017-6 January 2018, week 1
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 31 December 2017-6 January 2018 and includes updates on hepatitis A, influenza, MERS, poliomyelitis and salomnellosis.
Communicable disease threats report, 14-20 January 2018, week 3
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 14-20 January 2018 and includes updates on influenza, yellow fever and salmonellosis.
Communicable disease threats report, 10-16 November 2013, week 46
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 10-16 November 2013, and includes updates on avian influenza, cholera, dengue, influenza, MERS, polio and salmonellosis.
Communicable disease threats report, 5-11 January 2014, week 2
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 5-11 January 2014, and includes updates on avian influenza in humans, dengue, influenza, MERS and polio.
Avian influenza A/H5N1: Collected risk assessments, technical guidance to public health authorities and advice to the general public
The document determines the risk to human health in Europe from highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses in birds and animals and identifies areas requiring additional scientific and public health work both as single pieces of work and for risk monitoring by ECDC and its partners.
Communicable disease threats report 16-22 February 2014, week8
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 16-22 February 2014, and includes updates on avian influenza, chikungunya, dengue, seasonal influenza, measles, MERS, polio, rubella and Zika virus.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N8) in Europe – update, 20 November 2014
On 6 November 2014, German authorities reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus A(H5N8) at a holding with 31 000 fattening turkeys in the north-east of Germany.