Epidemiological update: Measles - monitoring European outbreaks, 9 June 2017
Between 1 January 2016 and 6 June 2017, Romania has reported 6 619 measles cases, including 29 deaths. In 2016, several additional EU/EEA countries reported measles outbreaks, and an increase in the number of cases continues to be observed in 2017.
Vaccination: main prevention measure to address hepatitis A outbreaks among men who have sex with men
1 173 confirmed hepatitis A cases involving three separate clusters have been reported across 15 countries of the European Union since June 2016. Several EU countries have seen large increases in hepatitis A cases in 2017 compared to previous years, and these are mainly affecting men who have sex with men.
Communicable disease threats report, 7 May - 13 May 2017, week 19
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 7 May - 13 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, measles, hepatitis A, cholera, type E botulism, yellow fever and Legionnaires' disease.
- avian influenza virus
- Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Programme
- hepatitis A
- Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses Programme
- Programme on HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections and viral Hepatitis
- public health threat
- South America
- United Arab Emirates
- Vaccine Preventable Diseases Programme
- yellow fever
- zoonotic influenza
WorldPride Madrid, June 2017, ECDC rapid risk assessment
ECDC has published a rapid risk assessment to assess the risk of outbreaks and transmission of communicable diseases during the WorldPride festival period taking place in Madrid in June 2017. For respiratory and vector-borne diseases, the risk is considered low, for food and waterborne diseases the risk is low to moderate, for vaccine-preventable diseases, it is moderate and for sexually transmitted infections, the risk is moderate to high.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Potential public health risks related to communicable diseases at the WorldPride festival in Madrid, 23 June–2 July 2017
This rapid risk assessment reviews the health risks related to communicable diseases in the context of the WorldPride festival in Madrid, from 23 June to 2 July 2017.
Epidemiological update: Measles - monitoring European outbreaks, 6 April 2017
In Europe, measles cases have been reported in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Sweden as well as in Romania, where 4 025 cases have been reported as of 31 March 2017.
Re-emerging multi-country WGS-defined outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, MLVA type 2-12-7-3-2 and 2-14-7-3-2, 6 February 2017
This rapid risk assessment assesses the recurrent multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis due to a persistent source of infection, with current or recent exposure in at least four EU/EEA Member States.
Communicable disease threats report 18-24 Dec 2016, week 51
This ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report covers 18-24 December 2016 and includes updates on Salmonella Stourbridge, type E botulism, hepatitis A, tuberculosis, cholera, influenza, measles, rubella, Legionnaires' disease and the Zika virus.
Type E botulism associated with fish product consumption – Germany and Spain, 21 December 2016
This document assesses the risk to human health posed by a multi-country incident of botulism neurotoxin type E, possibly associated with consumption of a commercially-available dried and salted fish product.