Zoonoses

Publication

Eighth external quality assessment scheme for Salmonella typing

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Giardiasis (lambliasis) - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016

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Rabies - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016

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Plague - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016

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Publication

Eighth external quality assessment scheme for Salmonella typing

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Giardiasis (lambliasis) - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016

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Rabies - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016

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Plague - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016

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News

Listeria surveillance: new EU-wide study reveals that most outbreaks remain undetected

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News

Outbreak of Salmonella agona reported in five EU countries

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Supporting the response to the plague outbreak in Madagascar

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Listeria monocytogenes outbreak: 47 cases including 9 deaths

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Jun 2018

Event

Joint WHO/Europe–ECDC Annual European Influenza Surveillance Meeting, 2018

6 Jun 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark
Jun 2017

Event

ECDC Annual Influenza Meeting, 2017

20 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
Stockholm, Sweden
Apr 2017

Event

Third Joint Workshop on AMR in Salmonella and Campylobacter

6 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
Copenhagen, Denmark
Aug 2016

Event

Options IX for the Control of Influenza Conference

24 Aug 2016 - 28 Aug 2016
Chicago, US

Data

Vibrio suitability tool

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Surveillance systems overview for 2016

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Surveillance systems overview for 2015

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How safe is your food?

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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.

Disease / public health area

Avian influenza

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.

Disease / public health area

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.

Disease / public health area

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.

Disease / public health area

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.

Disease / public health area

Campylobacteriosis

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

Disease / public health area

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.

Disease / public health area

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.

Disease / public health area

Echinococcosis

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

Disease / public health area

Escherichia coli (E.coli)

Escherichia coli (E.coli) are very common bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, and part of the normal bacterial flora.

Disease / public health area

Giardiasis

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

Disease / public health area

Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease caused by Leptospira bacteria.

Disease / public health area

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.

Disease / public health area

Plague

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

Disease / public health area

Q fever

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

Disease / public health area

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.

Disease / public health area

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.

Disease / public health area

Toxoplasmosis

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

Disease / public health area

Trichinellosis

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

Disease / public health area

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).

Disease / public health area

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

Peer-reviewed publications

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Human-Dromedary Camel Interactions and the Risk of Acquiring Zoonotic Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infection

2016

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Around the world in 1,475 Salmonella geo-serotypes

2016

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Evaluation of molecular typing of foodborne pathogens in European reference laboratories from 2012 to 2013

2016

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Occurrence of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli in the European survey of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (EuSCAPE): A prospective, multinational study

2016

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Early findings in outbreak of haemolytic uraemic syndrome among young children caused by shiga toxin-producing escherichia coli, Romania, January to February 2016

2016