From 3 February to 9 February 2013, ECDC monitored several on-going public health threats within and outside the European Union.
Concerning the dengue outbreak in Madeira, three new imported cases have reported among returning travellers by Finland during the past two weeks. The latest case was reported on 1 February 2013.
For week 5/2013, most of the reporting countries across Europe indicated concomitantly high/medium-intensity influenza transmission and wide geographic spread. Last week, ECDC published its annual risk assessment (.pdf) for seasonal influenza 2012-2013 based on data up to week 03/2013.
During the week leading up to 8 February 2013, there was one polio case reported to WHO from Pakistan.
The ECDC communicable disease threats report is a weekly bulletin intended for epidemiologists and health professionals in the area of communicable disease prevention and control.
Read the full Communicable Disease Threats Report, week 6/2013 (.pdf)
Dengue health topic
Seasonal influenza health topic
Risk assessment: Seasonal influenza 2012/13 in Europe (EU/EEA countries)