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.
Influenza virus characterisation, Summary Europe, December 2017
This is the second report of the 2017–18 influenza season. As of week 1/2018, nearly 37 000 influenza detections across the WHO European Region have been reported.
Salmonella Agona outbreak: infant formula recall to reduce risk to public health
The widespread recall of several infant formula products made by a French processing company is likely to significantly reduce the risk of infants being infected by Salmonella Agona, according to the risk assessment published today by ECDC and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). However, as long as there are potentially contaminated products circulating, new cases may still be detected.
Joint Rapid Outbreak Assessment: Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Agona infections linked to infant formula
This document provides an assessment of the public health risk associated with a multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Agona associated with consumption of potentially contaminated infant formula from France.
Communicable disease threats report, 7-13 January 2018, week 2
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 7-13 January 2018 and includes updates on influenza, measles, rubella and salmonellosis.
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.
Salmonella Agona outbreak associated with infant formula milk
On 6 December 2017, France reported an outbreak of Salmonella Agona in infants <1 years of age linked to consumption of infant milk formula based on an epidemiological investigation. Different brands of infant formulas from the same producer in France and distributed to different countries inside and outside the EU were implicated as the vehicle of infection in this outbreak.
ECDC/EFSA joint report: Avian influenza overview September – November 2017
Between 1 September and 15 November 2017, 48 A(H5N8) highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks in poultry holdings and 9 H5 HPAI wild bird events were reported within Europe. A second epidemic HPAI A(H5N8) wave started in Italy on the third week of July and is still ongoing on 15 November 2017.