Zoonoses

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Communicable disease threats report, 8-14 April 2018, week 15

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Epidemiological update: multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes serogroup IVb, multi-locus sequence type 6 infections

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Communicable disease threats report, 1-7 April 2018, week 14

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Communicable disease threats report, 25-31 March 2018, week 13

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Communicable disease threats report, 8-14 April 2018, week 15

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Communicable disease threats report, 1-7 April 2018, week 14

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Communicable disease threats report, 25-31 March 2018, week 13

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Rapid risk assessment: Acute encephalitis associated with infection with Borna disease virus 1, Germany

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Epidemiological update: multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes serogroup IVb, multi-locus sequence type 6 infections

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First cases of Borna disease virus 1 (BoDV-1) transmission through organ transplantation – ECDC risk assessment

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Frozen corn likely source of ongoing Listeria monocytogenes outbreak

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Epidemiological update: Multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes PCR serogroup IVb, MLST 6

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Aug 2016

Event

Options IX for the Control of Influenza Conference

24 Aug 2016 - 28 Aug 2016
Chicago, US
Apr 2015

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Diagnostic workshop on Real-time quaking-induced conversion (RT-QuIC) to enhance MS capacity to diagnose CJD

27 Apr 2015 - 28 Apr 2015
Edinburgh
Sep 2015

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European CJD Surveillance Experts Meeting

17 Sep 2015 - 18 Sep 2015
Budapest, Hungary
Jun 2013

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Annual EuroCJD network meeting 2013

6 Jun 2013 - 7 Jun 2013
Oslo, Norway

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How safe is your food?

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Information for travellers to Madagascar

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Distribution of confirmed A(H7N9) human cases by place of reporting

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Figure 2. Outbreak cases of multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis phage type 8 by week and reporting country (n=646), EU/EEA, January 2015 to June 2017, as of 26 June 2017

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Related diseases

Disease / public health area

Anthrax

Anthrax is a zoonotic disease (could be transferred from animals to humans) caused by the spore-producing bacterium Bacillus anthracis. Reservoirs are grass-eating animals, and the spores can survive in the environment for decades. The disease is endemic in several regions of the world, including southern and eastern Europe.

Disease / public health area

Arenavirus infection

Arenaviruses cause diseases with two types of clinical presentations: neurological and haemorrhagic fever. However, asymptomatic arenavirus infection may occur.

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Avian influenza in humans

Animal influenza viruses that cross the animal–human divide to infect people are considered novel to humans and therefore have the potential to become pandemic threats.

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Babesiosis

Babesiosis is an illness caused by a parasite, which infects and destroys the red blood cells. The disease is transmitted mainly by ticks, vector in Europe is mainly Ixodes ricinus.

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Botulism

Botulism is a serious paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The disease may occur after eating foods containing the toxin or due to development of the spores within the intestine of young children or within wounds.

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Brucellosis

Brucellosis is an infection caused by Brucella bacteria. The common reservoirs for Brucella bacteria that may infect humans are cattle, dogs, sheep, goats, and pigs.

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Campylobacteriosis

Campylobacteriosis is a diarrhoeal disease caused by Campylobacter bacteria, found in animals such as poultry, cattle, pigs, wild birds and wild mammals

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Cowpox

Cowpox is a skin disease caused by a virus belonging to the Orthopoxvirus genus. Sporadic human cases of cowpox have been reported in Europe, mostly linked to handling of infected animal, usually rodents and cats.

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Cryptosporidiosis

Cryptosporidia are intestinal parasites infecting a variety of animals (e.g. cattle, sheep, rodents, cats and dogs, but also birds, fish and reptiles). Human infections occur due to Cryptosporidium parvum, a species that also affects domestic animals.

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Echinococcosis

Echinococcosis is a zoonotic disease (transmitted from animals to humans) caused by the larval stage (hydatid cyst) of tapeworms.

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Giardiasis

Giardia lamblia (Giardia intestinalis and Giardia duodenalis are synonyms) is a cyst-producing parasite, able to settle in the human and animal bowel.

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Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease caused by Leptospira bacteria.

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Listeriosis

Listeriosis is a disease caused by Listeria monocytogenes. The disease primarily causes problems in pregnant women, newborns, and adults with a weakened immune system.

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Plague

Plague is caused by Yersinia pestis bacteria. Blood sucking fleas transmit the bacteria among animals, and various species of rodents can become infected.

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Q fever

Human infection with Q fever is normally caused by contact with an infected animal, most commonly sheep, goats and cattle.

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Rabies

Rabies is a disease caused by rabies virus (a Lyssavirus). Classic rabies is a zoonosis (infection that could spread from animals to humans), and most animals are susceptible to it. The main reservoir is wild and domestic canids (dogs, wolves, foxes, coyotes, dingoes, jackals). Six other Lyssaviruses are now recognised, whose potential of giving disease in humans is variable, and for which bats are the reservoir. Of these, two are present in Europe (European bat lyssavirus 1 and 2).

Disease / public health area

Salmonellosis (non-typhi, non-paratyphi)

Enteric infections due to Salmonella bacteria are generally referred to by the term ‘salmonellosis’ when they are due to Salmonella species other than Salmonella typhi and Salmonella paratyphi.

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Schmallenberg virus

Schmallenberg virus (SBV) is a novel Orthobunyavirus that has been associated with disease in ruminants (cattle, sheep and goats) in Europe.

Disease / public health area

Sindbis fever

Sindbis virus is widely and continuously found in insects, such as Culex mosquitoes, in Eurasia, Africa, and Oceania. However, clinical infection in humans has almost exclusively been reported in northern Europe where it is endemic and where large outbreaks occur intermittently.

Disease / public health area

Swine influenza

Swine influenza is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses that regularly cause outbreaks of influenza in pigs. Influenza viruses that commonly circulate in swine are called “swine influenza viruses” or “swine flu viruses.” Like human influenza viruses, there are different subtypes and strains of swine influenza viruses.

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Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Cats are the reservoir of the parasite.

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Trichinellosis

Trichinellosis is a zoonotic disease caused by Trichinella parasites. The disease occurs worldwide.

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Tularaemia

Tularaemia is a zoonosis (infection that could transmit from animals to humans), caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis, capable of surviving for weeks at low temperatures in water, moist soil, hay, straw or animal carcasses.

Disease / public health area

Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) is a relatively new and rare neurological disease, classified as a Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE).

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Yersiniosis

Besides Yersinia pestis (see plague) the Yersinia group of bacteria also includes two species frequently causing illness (mainly enteritis) in humans; Yersinia enterocolitica and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis.

Disease programmes and networks

Food- and waterborne diseases and zoonoses Programme

Emerging and Vector-borne Diseases Programme

Emerging Viral Diseases-Expert Laboratory Network (EVD-LabNet)

European Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network (FWD-Net)

FWD Expert Exchange Programme

Eurosurveillance

03 November 2016 - Weighing serological evidence of human exposure to animal influenza viruses ? a literature review
28 April 2016 - Best practices in ranking communicable disease threats: a literature review, 2015
06 August 2015 - Ross River virus disease in two Dutch travellers returning from Australia, February to April 2015
07 May 2015 - The Italian registry of cystic echinococcosis (RIEC): the first prospective registry with a European future
29 January 2015 - The 2013 joint ECDC/EFSA report on trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks published
26 June 2014 - Epidemiological and genetic investigations of human-to-human transmission of zoonotic influenza viruses
22 May 2014 - Authors' reply: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in dromedary camels: are dromedary camels a reservoir for MERS-CoV?
09 May 2013 - Unusual increase of psittacosis in southern Sweden linked to wild bird exposure, January to April 2013
11 April 2013 - The European Union summary report on trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks in 2011 has been published
28 February 2013 - Pet rats as a source of hantavirus in England and Wales, 2013