German authorities issue a joint statement on the Shiga toxin-producing E.coli outbreakArchived
Today, the German authorities published a press release on the current Shiga toxin-producing E.coli outbreak. In their joint statement they recommended in particular to abstain from eating raw sprouts.
Today, the German authorities published a press release on the current Shiga toxin-producing E.coli outbreak. In their joint statement, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food safety (BVL), Robert Koch Institute (RKI) recommended in particular to abstain from eating raw sprouts. Furthermore, they concluded that the current general recommendation to abstain from eating cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce in northern parts of Germany does not need to be upheld.
Update: Cluster of pneumonia cases associated with novel coronavirus – Wuhan, China – 2019
14 Jan 2020 - As of 13th January 2020, 59 probable cases of pneumonia associated with a novel coronavirus have been reported in Wuhan City, China. Most cases had an epidemiological link to a Seafood City market (a wholesale market for seafood and live animals).
ECDC plans e-health proof-of-concept studies from 2020
19 Dec 2019 - ECDC is planning to perform a number of e-health proof-of-concept (POC) studies from 2020 for a total of four years. The publication of the call for tender is preliminary planned for the first quarter of 2020.
2019 Seasonal influenza assessment: currently dominating viruses point at possible heavy impact on the elderly and healthcare systems
18 Dec 2019 - The first virus detections for the 2019/2020 season indicate co-circulation of influenza types A (71%) and B (29%) viruses in the WHO European Region. This is a mix which potentially could result in high mortality in elderly patients and a heavy burden on healthcare services, warns the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe in a joint assessment issued today.