Communicable disease threats report, 16-22 September 2018, week 38
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 16-22 September 2018 and includes updates on leptospirosis, West Nile virus, Ebola virus disease, cholera, monkeypox and Legionnaires' disease.
Rapid risk assessment: Severe respiratory disease associated with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), 18th update, 30 June 2015
This update was prompted by the epidemic of confirmed MERS cases reported from South Korea in light of an upcoming international sports event (Universiade), as well as the identification of a travel-related MERS case in Thailand.
Epidemiological update: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Since the last epidemiological update on 15 June 2015, 25 additional cases and seven deaths in previously reported cases have been reported in South Korea. Health authorities in Thailand reported their first MERS-CoV case.
Case Report: Imported Plasmodium knowlesi Malaria in a French Tourist Returning from ThailandArchived
The authors describe a case of imported Plasmodium knowlesi infection in a French tourist acquired in Thailand. The patient had spent a three month beach holiday on the west coast of Thailand including a one month stay on the Island of Ko Payam.