Communicable disease threats report, 11-17 August 2019, week 33
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period from 11 to 17 August 2019 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, chikungunya virus disease and dengue, monitoring environmental sustainability of Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, the mass gathering of the Hajj in Saudi Arabia, tularaemia in Sweden and West Nile virus infection.
Tularaemia - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
For 2017, 447 cases of tularaemia were reported by 18 countries in the EU/EEA, 413 (92%) of which were confirmed. As in previous years, the proportion of cases among males was higher in all age groups, with a male-to-female ratio of 2.1:1. Notification rates in men and women increased with age (except for the age group ≥65 years). The highest rate was observed in men in the age group 45–64 years (0.2 cases per 100 000 population).
Tularaemia - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
For 2016, 1 148 cases of tularaemia were reported in the EU/EEA, 1 096 (95%) of which were confirmed.
The European Union summary report on trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks in 2017
Cases of salmonellosis and campylobacteriosis have remained stable over the past five years, although listeriosis is on the rise. In 2017, there was an average of 100 food- and waterborne outbreaks per week.
Zoonotic diseases: progress has stalled
There were only minor fluctuations in reported cases of three main zoonotic diseases in the European Union (EU) last year compared with 2016.