Epidemiological update: Monthly rubella monitoring, August 2017
ECDC monitors European rubella outbreaks on a monthly basis through Epidemic Intelligence. No new rubella outbreaks were detected by Epidemic Intelligence in the EU/EEA since the last monthly update. Between 1 August 2016 and 31 July 2017, 28 EU/EEA Member States reported 803 cases of rubella. Belgium and France did not report. Of the 28 reporting Member States, 25 reported rubella cases to ECDC consistently throughout the 12-month period. Germany and Spain did not report in July 2017 and Portugal not in May to July.
Epidemiological update: Monthly measles monitoring, August 2017
ECDC reports on a monthly basis the routine measles surveillance data, submitted by the 30 EU/EEA countries. In addition, ECDC monitors, through epidemic intelligence, the European and worldwide measles outbreaks and publishes them on a monthly basis in the Communicable Disease Threat Reports (CDTR). From 1 January 2016 to end July 2017, more than 17 000 measles cases were reported, with 40deaths attributed to measles (source: TESSy and Epidemic Intelligence at ECDC).
Influenza virus characterisation, Summary Europe, July 2017
In the course of the 2016–17 influenza season, nearly 146 000 influenza detections have been reported across the WHO European Region.
Current Zika virus transmission - List of countries: ECDC adaptation of WHO's Zika virus country classification scheme
A revised scheme has been developed by WHO, in collaboration with the US CDC and ECDC, to categorise the epidemiological profile of vector-borne Zika virus transmission in countries and territories.
Influenza virus characterisation, Summary Europe, June 2017
In the course of the 2016–2017 influenza season, nearly 146 000 influenza detections across the EU/EAA region have been reported.
Epidemiological update: Measles - monitoring European outbreaks, 14 July 2017
Romania has been experiencing a large outbreak of measles since February 2016. Cases continue to be reported despite ongoing response measures implemented at national level through reinforced vaccination activities. Between 1 January 2016 and 07 July 2017, Romania reported 7 647 measles cases, including 31 deaths.
Hepatitis E in the EU/EEA, 2005-2015
The purpose of this study was to assess current testing, diagnosis, and surveillance for HEV in EU/EEA Member States, and to conduct a baseline assessment of available epidemiological data.