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.
7th annual meeting of the European Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Network (ELDSNet)
The objectives of the annual ELDSNet meeting were to present and discuss the epidemiology, laboratory aspects etc. of Legionnaires’ disease in Europe
Rapid Risk Assessment: Cyclovirus in cerebrospinal fluid of patients with central nervous system infection
This assessment is related to the publication of the identification of a new cyclovirus species, tentatively named cyclovirus-Vietnam (CyCV-VN), in cerebrospinal fluid of patients with acute central nervous system infection. However, there are insufficient data to assess the risk for disease occurrence in humans or potential of human-to-human transmission. Further studies should be encouraged in Europe and elsewhere to investigate the possible pathogenicity, epidemiology, and transmission patterns of cycloviruses.
Epidemiological update: Measles - monitoring European outbreaks, 28 April 2017
A measles outbreak in Romania has been ongoing since February 2016 and cases continue to be reported despite ongoing response measures that have been implemented at national level through reinforced vaccination activities. Between 1 January 2016 and 21 April 2017, Romania reported 4 881 cases. In 2016, a number of additional EU/EEA countries reported measles outbreaks, and an increase in the number of cases continues to be observed in 2017. Some previous and ongoing measles outbreaks in other EU countries have been epidemiologically linked to the current outbreak in Romania.
Epidemiological update: Yellow fever outbreak in Brazil, 28 April 2017
Yellow fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection present in some tropical areas of Africa and South America. On 6 January 2017, Brazil reported an outbreak of yellow fever that started in December 2016 and that has been ongoing since then. Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Suriname have also reported cases of yellow fever in 2017.
Initial Epidemiological Findings In The European Union Following The Declaration Of Pandemic Alert Level 5 Due To Influenza A (h1n1)
Navarro Torne, A., Cassini, A., Ammon, A., Amato-Gauci, A., Nicoll, A., Jansson, A., Magiorakos, A., Lenglet, A., Ciancio, B., Santos, C., Varela, Gossner, C., Kodmon, C., Coulombier, D., Depoortere, E., Plata, F., O'Connor, F., Santos Likatavicius, G., Gomes, H., Zeller, H., Mantero, J., Giesecke, J., Suk, J., Leitmeyer, K., Johansen, K., Payne, L., Celentano, L., Pastore, Salminen, M., Ciampa, N., Heuer, O., Vasconcelos, P., Bohigas, P., Arias, Kreidl, P., Zucs, P., Kramarz, P., Snacken, R., Filipe, R., Lyson, S., Tsolova, S., Rehmet, S., Mollet, T., Lopez, V., Bremer, V., Prikazsky, V.