Shiga toxin/verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli in humans, food and animals in the EU/EEA, with special reference to the German outbreak strain STEC O104
This joint report, produced by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), aims to give a short summary of reported Shiga toxin/verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC/VTEC) prevalence and incidence in humans, food and animals.
Risk assessment: Anthrax cases among injecting drug users Germany, June-July 2012 - Update, 13 July 2012
This is an update to the joint rapid risk assessment published on 6 July 2012 by ECDC and EMCDDA on anthrax cases among injecting drug users in Germany. This is in response to further cases in France and Denmark. It contains information updated up to the 13 July 2012.
Multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes sequence type 8 infections linked to consumption of salmon products
A multi-country outbreak of 12 listeriosis cases caused by Listeria monocytogenes sequence type (ST) 8 has been identified through whole genome sequencing (WGS) analysis in three EU/EEA countries: Denmark (6 cases), Germany (5) and France (1).
Multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to consumption of salmon products
Ready-to-eat salmon products, such as cold-smoked and marinated salmon, are the likely source of an outbreak of listeriosis that has affected Denmark, Germany and France since 2015.
Rapid Outbreak Assessment: Outbreak of hepatitis A in EU/EEA countries
Updated joint Rapid Outbreak Assessment with EFSA on the current outbreak of hepatitis A in EU/EEA countries.
Rapid risk assessment: Local transmission of Schistosoma haematobium in Corsica, France – 16 May 2014
As of 16 May 2014, eleven cases (six from France and five from Germany) of uro-genital schistosomiasis have been reported. All cases were exposed to freshwater in a natural swimming area in southern Corsica (Cavu River).
Joint ECDC-EFSA Rapid Outbreak Assessment: Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections associated with consumption of eggs from Germany
Rapid outbreak assessment prepared by ECDC and EFSA to assess the public health risk at the European Union level related to the Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis.
ECDC update on outbreak in Germany and cluster in FranceArchived
On Friday 24 June, France reported a cluster of eight patients with bloody diarrhoea, after having participated in an event in the commune of Bègles around Bordeaux on 8 June. Of these, seven have developed HUS, a severe complication of E. coli infection. In three of the patients, infection with E. coli O104:H4 has been confirmed.
EFSA Task Force reports on Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) outbreakArchived
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a new report from its Task Force on the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) outbreak in Germany and France. The Task Force has now concluded that one lot of fenugreek seeds imported from Egypt and used to produce sprouts is the most likely common link between the two outbreaks. EFSA continues to advise consumers not to grow sprouts for their own consumption and not to eat sprouts or sprouted seeds unless they have been cooked thoroughly.