Communicable disease threats report, 13-19 June 2021, week 24
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 13-19 June 2021 and includes updates on the UEFA European Football Championship 2020, COVID-19, West Nile virus, Dengue, Ebola virus disease, cholera, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever and monkeypox.
See all information on COVID-19, situation updates, risk assessments, questions and answers, latest evidence, surveillance and laboratory guidance and how to protect yourself and others.Read more
The monkeypox virus is transmitted to humans through a bite or direct contact with an infected animal’s blood, body fluids or cutaneous/mucosal lesions. Rodents like Gambian giant rats and squirrels are suspected to be the natural reservoirs of the virus. The virus can be transmitted by respiratory droplets during direct and prolonged face-to-face contact. It is characterised by smallpox-like signs and symptoms, sometimes milder than smallpox. Symptomatology begins with fever accompanied by fatigue and headache.Read more