Epidemiological update: Legionnaires’ disease cases associated with travel to Dubai, 22 June 2017
The ECDC ELDSNet surveillance scheme on travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease (TALD) observed an increase in the number of cases associated with travel to Dubai in the last quarter of 2016, compared with previous years.
Joint opinion ECDC/EFSA reviewing the latest scientific evidence on possible links between TSEs in animals and humansArchived
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and ECDC have published a joint opinion providing an overview of the latest available scientific information on possible links between Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) in animals and humans. This is the first comprehensive review of epidemiological and laboratory studies on possible links between TSEs in animals and humans at EU level.
The role of social networks in pandemic influenza transmission in and from schools – an example from the United StatesArchived
While there have been some early descriptive reports of school outbreaks, for example a number published in Eurosurveillance from France and the UK this study is unusual in combining modelling, social network theory and ‘shoe-leather epidemiology’.
Field and epidemiological investigations during the 2009 influenza pandemic conducted in the United States: similar approaches in diverse settingsArchived
This paper serves as a gateway review of several field and epidemiological investigations conducted across the United States (US) which have been compiled as a special supplement in a January 2011 number of the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal.
Herd immunity after two years of the universal mass vaccination program against rotavirus gastroenteritis in AustriaArchived
This paper describes the epidemiology of rotavirus (RV) in Austrian children before and during universal mass campaign.
Link between public health microbiology and epidemiology necessary to tackle vaccine-preventable diseases in EuropeArchived
Today, the impact of vaccines on Public Health is at the centre of the discussions in the conference organised by the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) in Prague. This conference brought together experts to debate the many-sided correlations between vaccines, medicine and society at the dawn of the third millennium.
First surveys to investigate the presence of canine leishmaniasis and its Phlebotomine vectors in HungaryArchived
Hungary is regarded as free of leishmaniasis because only a few imported cases have been reported. However, southern Hungary has a sub-Mediterranean climate, and so it was included in the EU FP6 EDEN project, which aimed to map the northern limits of canine leishmaniasis (CanL) in Europe.
The impact of haemophilus influenza serotype b resurgence on the epidemiology of childhood invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease in England and WalesArchived
The authors describe the epidemiology of invasive Hib and nontype b H. influenzae infections in children &lt;15 years of age in the United Kingdom from 1994 until 2008, and show that the resurgence in Hib disease during the years 1999-2003 did not affect the epidemiology of invasive nontype b H. influenzae disease in children, which provides further support against serotype replacement.