Communicable disease threats report, 10-16 June 2012, week 24
The ECDC communicable disease threats report is a weekly bulletin intended for epidemiologists and health professionals in the area of communicable disease prevention and control. Summarising information gathered by ECDC through its epidemic intelligence activities regarding communicable disease threats of concern to the European Union, it also provides updates on the global situation and changes in the epidemiology of communicable diseases with potential to affect Europe, including diseases that are the focus of eradication efforts.
During the week 10 – 16 June, an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Scotland, a case of anthrax in an injecting drug user and a measles outbreak in Poland are in focus.
A community outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Edinburgh has resulted in 41 confirmed cases, including two deaths, and 47 suspected cases. The source of outbreak has not yet been identified.
One injecting drug user has died of anthrax in Germany. In December 2009, similar cases formed part of an outbreak when 55 cases of anthrax were reported among injecting drug users in UK and Germany.
During the week, no new measles outbreak were reported in the EU. The enhanced surveillance section of the CDTR on the UEFA Euro 2012 reports a new confirmed case of measles in the hosting city Wroclaw, in Poland. The localised outbreak has resulted in 13 cases of measles to 15 June. Local public health authorities informed that public health measures have been implemented. Overall vaccination coverage for measles in the population in Poland is high.
Influenza virus characterisation, December 2019
16 Jan 2020 - This is the third report for the 2019–20 influenza season. As of week 1/2020, 42 844 influenza detections had been reported across the WHO European Region; 85% type A viruses, with A(H3N2) prevailing over A(H1N1)pdm09, and 15% type B viruses, with 531 (92%) of 576 ascribed to a B/Victoria lineage.
Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, January 2020
10 Jan 2020 - The monitoring report is based on measles and rubella data from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) for the period 1 December 2018 to 30 November 2019.
Surveillance report: Avian influenza overview August – November 2019
20 Dec 2019 - This scientific report provides an overview of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus outbreaks detected in poultry, captive and wild birds and noteworthy outbreaks of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) virus in poultry and captive birds, as well as human cases due to avian influenza (AI) virus, reported in and outside Europe between 16 August and 15 November 2019.