ECDC country visit to Luxembourg to discuss antimicrobial resistance issues
An ECDC team conducted visits and meetings to discuss AMR issues in Luxembourg with the overall objective of providing an evidence-based assessment of the situation in Luxembourg regarding prevention and control of AMR through prudent use of antibiotics and infection control.
West Nile fever in Europe in 2017 and previous transmission seasons
Since the beginning of the 2017 transmission season and as of 16 November 2017, EU Member States reported 203 cases: Romania (66 cases), Italy (57), Greece (48), Hungary (21), Croatia (5), Austria (4), France (1) and Bulgaria (1). Eighty-two cases were reported in neighbouring countries: Serbia (49), Turkey (5) and Israel (28).
Twenty-six deaths due to West Nile fever have been reported since the start of the transmission season: Romania (14 deaths), Greece (5), Hungary (2), Italy (1), Croatia (1), Serbia (2) and Turkey (1).
Communicable disease threats report, 5-11 November 2017, week 45
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 5-11 November 2017 and includes updates on measles, rubella, chikungunya, West Nile virus, Plague, monkeypox, legionnaires's disease, influenza and Marburg virus disease.