Communicable disease threats report, 14-20 October, week 42
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 from 14-20 October 2018 and includes updates on chikungunya and dengue, West Nile virus, Ebola virus disease, influenza, and autochthonous dengue in France and Spain.
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Weekly threats reports (CDTR)
The ECDC Communicable disease threats reports are a weekly summary of all information gathered through epidemic intelligence activities regarding communicable diseases of concern to the EU. It also provides updates on the global situation and changes in the epidemiology of communicable diseases with potential to affect Europe. Diseases that are the focus of eradication efforts are also included.Read more
Seasonal influenza is a preventable infectious disease with mostly respiratory symptoms. It is caused by influenza virus and is easily transmitted, predominantly via the droplet and contact routes and by indirect spread from respiratory secretions on hands etc.Read more
Ebola virus disease
Ebola and Marburg haemorrhagic fevers are rare diseases but have the potential to cause high death rates.Read more