Aiming for zero tuberculosis transmission in low-burden countries
Marais, B.J., Walker, T.M., Cirillo, D.M., Raviglione, M., Abubakar, I., van der Werf, M.J., Boehme, C., Niemann, S., Castro, K.G., Zumla, A., Sintchenko, V., Crook, D.W.
Incidence, Severity and Impact of Influenza Meeting
The "Incidence, Severity and Impact of Influenza Meeting" hosted discussions on the assessment of the impact of influenza epidemics, including infection incidence and severity, and the burden of mortality.
Identifying components for programmatic latent tuberculosis infection control in the European Union
Sandgren, A., Vonk Noordegraaf-Schouten, J.M., Oordt-Speets, A.M., Van Kessel, G.B., de Vlas, S.J., van Der Werf, M.J.
Epidemiological update: increase in reporting of human cases of A(H5N1) influenza, Egypt, 9 April 2015
Epidemiological update: increase in reporting of human cases of A(H5N1) influenza, Egypt
1st Eastern Partnership Ministerial Conference on Tuberculosis and Multi-Drug Resistance Tuberculosis
High-level meeting to discuss the burden of TB and MDR TB and its elimination as a public health problem in the EU/EEA and Eastern Partnership countries.
Assessment of human influenza pandemic scenarios in Europe
Napoli, C., Fabiani, M., Rizzo, C., Barral, M., Oxford, J., Cohen, J.M., Niddam, L., Goryński, P., Pistol, A., Lionis, C., Bri, S., Nicoll, A., Penttinen, P., Gauci, C., Bounekkar, A., Bonnevay, S., Beresniak, A.
Epidemiological update A(H7N9) influenza, 6 February 2014
In March 2013, Chinese authorities announced the identification of a novel reassortant A(H7N9) influenza virus in patients in eastern China. Since then, human cases have continued to be reported, and as of 7 February 2014 (Figure 1), there have been 308 laboratory-confirmed cases: Zhejiang (122), Guangdong (54), Shanghai (42), Jiangsu (36), Fujian (19), Hunan (7), Jiangxi (5), Henan (4), Anhui (4) ,Beijing (3), Shandong (2), Hebei (1), Guangxi (2), Guizhou (1), Hong Kong (4) and Taiwan (2). In addition, the virus has been detected in one asymptomatic case in Beijing.
School closures during the 2009 influenza pandemic: National and local experiences
Cauchemez, S., Van Kerkhove, M.D., Archer, B.N., Cetron, M., Cowling, B.J., Grove, P., Hunt, D., Kojouharova, M., Kon, P., Ungchusak, K., Oshitani, H., Pugliese, A., Rizzo, C., Saour, G., Sunagawa, T., Uzicanin, A., Wachtel, C., Weisfuse, I., Yu, H., Nicoll, A.
Influenza A (H3N2)v Virus in Humans and Swine in the United States – an updateArchived
A report in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) MMWR this week describes the investigation of mild respiratory illness among swine and people at a county fair in Indiana, USA between 8 and 14 July 2012. This is an important report as it is very clearly documents simultaneous detection of H3N2v influenza viruses in humans and swine in close contact.