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.
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.
Increase in Salmonella Stourbridge infections in Germany during 2016 – 16 December 2016
This rapid risk assessment looks at the reported increase in the number of Salmonella Stourbridge cases in Germany and other EU countries during the second half of 2016.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Lassa fever in Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Germany and USA, 24 March 2016
This document assesses the risk of Lassa fever infection in Europe as a result of the ongoing outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria, Benin and Togo.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Human cases of Q fever and ‘fresh cell therapy’ in Germany, 16 October 2015
Following reports of Q fever cases associated with a so-called ‘fresh cell therapy’ performed in Germany, ECDC has prepared a rapid risk assessment.
Rapid risk assessment: Cutaneous diphtheria among recently arrived refugees and asylum-seekers in the EU, 31 July 2015
This rapid risk assessment concludes that there is currently no indication that these cases represent a significant outbreak of diphtheria among refugees in Europe.
Outbreak of measles in Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France, April 2015
An outbreak of measles involving 67 cases (median age 15 years) has been reported in the French region of Alsace, in the department of Haut-Rhin bordering Germany and Switzerland.
Novel zoonotic Borna disease virus associated with severe disease in breeders of variegated squirrels in Germany – first update, 5 May 2015
A recently identified cluster of acute fatal encephalitis in three breeders of variegated squirrels in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt is an unusual public health event with a potentially high impact on the small group of people who are exposed to this particular squirrel species.
New bornavirus strain detected in the EU, 26 February 2015
This rapid risk assessment assesses the public health threat of a recently reported cluster of acute fatal encephalitis in three squirrel breeders in Germany, possibly related to an infection with a newly identified bornavirus.