Epidemiological update: First imported case of MERS-CoV in Greece
On 18 April 2014, the Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) announced a laboratory confirmed case of MERS-CoV infection in a 69 year old male patient.
Epidemiological update: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
On 29 September, the Austrian Department of Health reported a confirmed case of MERS-CoV infection in a citizen of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently arrived in Austria.
Epidemiological update: MERS-CoV case imported to Turkey, 21 October 2014
On 18 October 2014, the Ministry of Health Turkey reported that a Turkish citizen working in Saudi Arabia died on 11 October 2014, ten days after onset of a confirmed MERS-CoV infection.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Severe respiratory disease associated with a novel coronavirus
This is an update of the rapid risk assessment of severe respiratory disease associated with a novel coronavirus, in relation to three more laboratory confirmed infections reported from the UK in the past 10 days.
Communicable disease threats report, 10-16 February 2013, week 7
For week 6, twenty countries reported concomitantly high/medium-intensity influenza transmission and wide geographic spread. In addition, thirteen countries reported increasing trends while six reported decreasing trends, compared to 22 reporting increasing trends and only one decreasing in week 5/2013.
Updated Rapid Risk Assessment: Severe respiratory disease associated with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
As of 17 June 2013, 64 cases of MERS-CoV had been reported worldwide, including 38 deaths. All cases remain associated (including indirect association following secondary person-to-person transmission in the UK, Italy, Tunisia and France) with transmission in the Middle East. The age of cases ranges from two years to 94 years (N=60 cases, information on age not available for four cases), with a median of 56 years. Overall 70% (43/61) of cases are males.
The reports of new infections in Saudi Arabia over the past few weeks indicate that there is an ongoing source of infection and low risk of transmission to humans in the Middle East.
Communicable Disease Threats Report 21-27 July, week 30
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report is a weekly bulletin intended for epidemiologists and health professionals in the area of communicable disease prevention and control.
Communicable Disease Threats Report, 25 June - 1 July 2017, week 26
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 25 June - 1 July 2017, and includes updates on Salmonella Enteritidis, hepatitis A, measles, West Nile virus, avian influenza, Legionnaires' disease, chikungunya, Ebola virus and MERS.
- Avian influenza virus
- Chikungunya virus disease
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Ebola haemorrhagic fever
- Hepatitis A
- Influenza A(H7N9) virus
- Legionnaires’ disease
- Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus
- Public health threat
- United Arab Emirates
- West Nile virus infection
Communicable disease threats report, 30 July - 5 August, week 31
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 30 July – 5 August 2017 and includes updates on hepatitis A, West Nile virus, Vibrio, measles, seasonal influenza, MERS, and Legionnaires' disease.
Communicable disease threats report, 27 August - 2 September 2017, week 35
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 27 August - 2 September 2017 and includes updates on measles, West Nile fever, Chikungunya and MERS.