Hantavirus infection - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
In 2017, 21 countries reported 4 239 cases of hantavirus infection (0.8 cases per 100 000 population). Two countries, Finland and Germany, accounted for 70.1% of all reported cases. In the absence of a licensed vaccine, prevention mainly relies on rodent control, avoidance of contact and properly cleaning and disinfecting areas contaminated by rodent excreta (urine, saliva or droppings).
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).
Syphilis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
In 2017, 33 189 confirmed syphilis cases were reported in 28 EU/EEA Member States. Reported syphilis rates were nine times higher in men than in women and peaked among 25–34-year-old men. Two-thirds of syphilis cases with information on transmission category were reported in men who have sex with men. The trend in syphilis rates has been on the rise since 2011, particularly among men, mainly due to an increase in the number of cases among MSM. The slight increase of syphilis rates among women, seen already in 2016, continued in 2017.
Syphilis and congenital syphilis in Europe - A review of epidemiological trends (2007–2018) and options for response
Since 2010, syphilis notification rates in the EU/EAA have been on the increase, but in recent years this trend seems to accelerate predominantly among men having sex with men (MSM). Similar trends have been observed in high income c ountries outside the EU/EAA . While the overall trend remained relatively stable, outbreaks or clusters of syphilis cases have also been reported among heterosexual populations in the EU/EEA. In several high income countries (e.g. US A , increases in congenital syphilis occurred in connection with increases in syphilis notifications among women.
West Nile virus in Europe in 2019 - human cases compared to previous seasons, updated 11 July
West Nile virus in Europe in 2019 - human cases, updated 11 July
West Nile virus in Europe in 2019 - equine cases, updated 11 July
West Nile virus in Europe in 2019 - human and equine cases, updated 11 July
Communicable disease threats report, 7-13 July 2019, week 28
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 7-13 July 2019 and includes updates on Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), Ebola virus disease, West Nile virus infection, acute neurological syndrome in Peru and a tuberculosis case on a cruise ship in the North Sea.
Syphilis notifications in the EU/EEA up by 70% since 2010
The number of syphilis cases has been consistently going up across Europe since 2010, mostly affecting men who have sex with men living in urban areas. In 2017, notification rates reached an all-time high in the EU/EEA countries with more than 33 000 reported cases. An in-depth ECDC study published today describes the factors behind this increase and outlines the evidence-based options for public health control of syphilis, including case finding and management as well as educational activities.