Communicable disease threats report, 8-14 April 2018, week 15
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 8-14 April 2018 and includes updates on measles, dengue, rubella, influenza, listeria and yellow fever.
Epidemiological update: multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes serogroup IVb, multi-locus sequence type 6 infections
Since the publication of the joint ECDC-EFSA rapid outbreak assessment on a multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes serogroup IVb, multi-locus sequence type 6 (ST 6) on 22 March 2018, three EU Member States have reported nine new confirmed outbreak cases.
Communicable disease threats report, 1-7 April 2018, week 14
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 1-7 April 2018 and includes updates on avian influenza, dengue, poliomyelitis, seasonal influenza, MERS-CoV, and yellow fever.
Communicable disease threats report, 25-31 March 2018, week 13
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 25-31 March 2018 and includes updates on dengue, chikungunya, measles, listeria, Borna diseases and gonorrhoeae.
Rapid risk assessment: Acute encephalitis associated with infection with Borna disease virus 1, Germany
Borna disease virus 1 (BoDV-1) has been associated with human disease in four cases in Germany resulting in the death of three people. As three of the cases belong to a cluster of solid organ recipients from a single donor, donor-derived BoDV-1 transmission is possible. There is no evidence that the donor had any clinical manifestation of the disease.
First cases of Borna disease virus 1 (BoDV-1) transmission through organ transplantation – ECDC risk assessment
On 7 March 2018, Germany reported four human cases of acute encephalitis or encephalopathy caused by infection with Borna disease virus 1 (BoDV-1). This is the first time that a possible BoDV-1 transmission through organ transplantation has been reported.
Surveillance report: Avian influenza overview (November 2017 – February 2018)
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.
Epidemiological update: hepatitis A outbreak in the EU/EEA mostly affecting men who have sex with men
Since the last epidemiological update on this multi-country hepatitis A outbreak published on 22 December 2017, 22 EU/EEA countries (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom-England) have reported 320 new outbreak-confirmed cases. The outbreak-confirmed cases are EU/EEA residents with laboratory-confirmed hepatitis A virus (HAV) genotype IA and a sequence with ≥99.3% homology to one of the three HAV genotype IA outbreak strains (VRD_521_2016; RIVM-HAV16-090; and V16-25801) based on overlapping fragments at the VP1-2a region.
Communicable disease threats report, 18-24 March 2018, week 12
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 18-24 March 2018 and includes updates on cholera, influenza, dengue, chikungunya, measles, listeria and yellow fever.
Frozen corn likely source of ongoing Listeria monocytogenes outbreak
Frozen corn is the likely source of an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes which has affected five EU Member States (Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom) since 2015. This is the conclusion of a rapid outbreak assessment published today by EFSA and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). As of 8 March 2018, 32 cases including six deaths had been reported.