Rapid Assessment in Complex Public Health Emergencies
The objective of the course was to strengthen participant’s knowledge and skills related to the surveillance of communicable diseases and investigation of outbreaks in the context of a complex emergency situation.
7th Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network (FWD-Net) meeting
Emerging diseases and outbreak investigations, whole genome sequencing-based surveillance and public health risks related to animal and food imports to the EU/EEA were some of the topics under discussion during the Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network meeting.
7th annual meeting of the European Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Network (ELDSNet)
The objectives of the annual ELDSNet meeting were to present and discuss the epidemiology, laboratory aspects etc. of Legionnaires’ disease in Europe
Paediatric pneumococcal disease in Central EuropeArchived
The authors present an appraisal of the pneumococcal epidemiological situation in 11 Central European countries. Data are based on study findings presented at the 12th Central European Vaccine Advisory Group (CEVAG) meeting, held on 21–22 May 2010 in Sofia, Bulgaria, and a literature review of the PubMed database.
New drug resistant form of tuberculosis reported in IndiaArchived
In a recent scientific article (Udwadia, F et al. Clin. Infect. Dis. 2011, Dec 21, Eprint) four cases of so-called total drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) were reported from India.
Epidemiological update: End of West Nile virus transmission season in Europe, 2013
Since 5 June, ECDC has published on its website weekly updates on spatial distribution of West Nile fever cases in the European Union and neighbouring countries. Cases reported in the EU were autochthonous human WN fever cases (neuro-invasive and non neuro-invasive), meeting laboratory criteria as per EU case definition (Directive 2008/426/EC) and all reported cases outside the EU.
Epidemiological update: West Nile virus transmission season in Europe, 2015
Since the 5 June 2015, ECDC has published on its website an interactive atlas presenting weekly updates on spatial distribution of West Nile fever human cases in the European Union and neighbouring countries.
Epidemiological update: West Nile virus transmission season in Europe, 2016
In 2016, 225 human cases of West Nile fever have been reported in the EU: most cases were reported in Romania and Italy, Hungary and Romania reported a significant increase in number of cases compared to the previous season. Cyprus detected its ever first human case of West Nile fever.
ECDC press release: Seasonal influenza transmission in Europe
Today ECDC publishes its risk assessment on the 2012/13 seasonal influenza epidemics in Europe. Epidemics started earlier than in the previous season and western Europe and Scandinavia were the first affected areas.