Communicable disease threats report, 1-7 August, week 31
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 1-7 August 2021, and includes updates on dengue, West Nile virus, Vibrio growth in the Baltic sea, COVID-19, measles, the Olympic games in Tokyo, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, and poliomyelitis.
Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease widely spread in tropical and subtropical regions. It is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. Most of the clinical cases present a febrile illness, severe forms include hemorrhagic fevers and shock with fatalities.
West Nile virus infection
West Nile virus (WNV) infection is a mosquito-borne zoonosis. The virus is transmitted among birds via the bite of infected mosquitoes and incidentally humans and other mammals may become infected.Read more