Communicable disease threats report, 20-26 August 2017, week 34
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 20-26 August 2017 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, measles, rubella, West Nile virus and chikungunya.
Rapid Outbreak Assessment: Multi-country outbreak of new Salmonella enterica 11:z41:e,n,z15 infections associated with sesame seeds, 14 June 2017
An outbreak of a new serovar of Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica affected 47 individuals in five European Union countries between March 2016 and May 2017.
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.
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
Epidemiological update: Botulism in Germany, 8 May 2017
On 20 December 2016, ECDC and EFSA published a joint rapid outbreak assessment describing a cluster of six laboratory-confirmed German and Spanish cases of foodborne botulism caused by botulinum neurotoxin type E which occurred during November and December 2016. All of the six patients had consumed dried and salted roach, a fresh and brackish water fish (Rutilus rutilus).
Rapid risk assessment: Risk related to the use of ‘do-it-yourself' CRISPR-associated gene engineering kit contaminated with pathogenic bacteria
On 24 March 2017, the German authorities reported the contamination of a ‘do-it-yourself’ bacterial gene engineering CRISPR kit produced in the US. This publication assesses the risk related to the use of ‘do-it-yourself’ CRISPR-associated gene engineering kit contaminated with pathogenic bacteria.
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.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Cluster of new Salmonella serotype cases in four EU Member States, 20 March 2017
Since March 2016, four EU Member States have reported a total of 40 cases of a new Salmonella serotype. This risk assessment discusses the suspected vehicle of infection and assesses the threat to public health in the EU/EEA.
Rapid risk assessment - Increase in Salmonella Stourbridge infections in Germany during 2016 - 1st update, 27 January 2017
This updated rapid risk assessment gives an overview of an increase in the number of Salmonella Stourbridge cases in Germany during the second half of 2016, with other EU Member States also reporting cases.