Possible sexual transmission of Ebola
A report published on 1 May indicates that the Ebola virus can persist in seminal fluid of a person who recovered from Ebola virus disease for longer than previously known and can potentially lead to sexual transmission of Ebola virus.
Positive preliminary results of an Ebola vaccine efficacy trial in Guinea
Results from a recent vaccine trial, conducted by collaborating health authorities, possibly represent a major breakthrough in the control of Ebola virus disease.
Recent development on sexual transmission of Ebola virus
ECDC comments on two studies published on 14 October 2015 in the New England Journal of Medicine provide insights into sexual transmission of Ebola virus and the duration of virus persistence in semen.
How European countries prevent and communicate on Hantavirus infection, ECDC study
Prompted by the increase of hantavirus activity in Europe observed in 2012, ECDC report reviewed the preventive measures and communication strategies in European countries.
Epidemiological update: Outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Guinea, 27 March 2014
An outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Guinea, West Africa, with onset in early February 2014 is rapidly evolving. The first cases were reported from the Forested Region of south-eastern Guinea. ECDC published a Rapid Risk Assessment of the outbreak on 23 March at which time 80 cases including 59 deaths (CFR: 74%) had been reported.
Ebola outbreak in West Africa: risk for infection remains low
The risk of infection for tourists, visitors and residents of the affected areas is considered very low if proper precautions are taken, concludes the ECDC Rapid Risk Assessment on the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa. These measures include avoiding contact with symptomatic patients and/or their body fluids, or with deceased patients and/or their body fluids. Generic precautions for travelling to West African countries also apply to preventing infections with the Ebola virus.
Epidemiological update: Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa
On 20 November 2015, the Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare reported three confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease.
Epidemiological Update: Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa, 24 April 2014
An outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) with onset in December 2013 continues to evolve in the two West African countries of Guinea and Liberia. The first cases were reported from Guéckédou prefecture, a forested region of south-eastern Guinea near the border with Liberia and Sierra Leone. The alert was sent to the Ministry of Health on 10 March 2014. This is the first such outbreak in this region.