Food- and waterborne diseases and zoonoses

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Communicable Disease Threats Report, 15-21 December 2019, week 51

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Cholera - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018

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Salmonella the most common cause of foodborne outbreaks in the European Union

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The European Union One Health 2018 Zoonoses Report

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Communicable Disease Threats Report, 15-21 December 2019, week 51

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Cholera - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018

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The European Union One Health 2018 Zoonoses Report

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Communicable disease threats report, 1-7 December 2019, week 49

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Salmonella the most common cause of foodborne outbreaks in the European Union

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Increase of XDR Typhoid fever in travellers returning from Pakistan

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Staying healthy during Pride season: practice safer sex and check vaccination status

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Cyclone Idai: ECDC joins emergency response as more cases of cholera and waterborne diseases expected

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World Hepatitis Day 2019

28 Jul 2019

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World Refugee Day 2019

20 Jun 2019
Sep 2017

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Joint Meeting of the ECDC’s Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network and of the EFSA’s Zoonoses Monitoring Data Network

16 Sep 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
Parma, Italy

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World Hepatitis Day 2018

28 Jul 2018

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Surveillance systems overview for 2018

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Presentation: Situation overview on hepatitis E in the EU/EEA Member States

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Surveillance systems overview for 2017

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Vibrio suitability tool

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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

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

Cholera

Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholera of serogroups O1 or O139. Humans are the only relevant reservoir, even though Vibrios can survive for a long time in coastal waters contaminated by human excreta.

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

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is an acute infectious disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus, a small, non-enveloped hepatotropic virus classified in the genus Hepatovirus within the family Picornaviridae.

Disease / public health area

Hepatitis E

Hepatitis E is an acute or chronic infection with the hepatitis E virus (HEV). In Europe, most of the infections are locally-acquired and asymptomatic

Disease / public health area

Legionnaires’ disease

Legionnaires’ disease is a multisystem disease which causes pneumonia due to gram-negative bacteria (Legionella spp.) found in freshwater environments around the world.

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

Monkeypox

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Disease / public health area

Norovirus infection

Norovirus cause gastrointestinal illness to humans. Norovirus infection can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, and stomach pain.

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

Shigellosis

Shigellosis is caused by Shigella bacteria, which includes several species pathogenic to man, with humans as the main reservoir.

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

Typhoid and Paratyphoid Fever

Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers are systemic diseases caused by the bacteria Salmonella typhi and Salmonella paratyphi, respectively.

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

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

European Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Network (ELDSNet)

European Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance Network (EuroCJD)

FWD Expert Exchange Programme

Peer-reviewed publications

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Hepatitis B and C among healthcare workers and patient groups at increased risk of iatrogenic transmission in the European Union/European Economic Area

Aug 2019

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Immunisation of migrants in EU/EEA countries: Policies and practices

Aug 2019

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Vaccinations in prison settings: A systematic review to assess the situation in EU/EEA countries and in other high income countries

Aug 2019

Peer-Reviewed Publication

An international outbreak of Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis linked to eggs from Poland: a microbiological and epidemiological study

Jul 2019

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Hepatitis b and c prevalence and incidence in key population groups with multiple risk factors in the EU/ EEA: A systematic review

Jul 2019