Communicable disease threats report, 16-22 November 2014, week 47
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 November 2014, three EU countries – Germany, the Netherlands and the UK - reported outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N8) in commercial poultry farms.
ECDC published a rapid risk assessment on 21 November 2014.
Ebola virus disease – West Africa
An outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has been ongoing in West Africa since December 2013, mainly affecting Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone. The overall situation of the Ebola outbreak in the affected countries remains critical. Since December 2013 and as of 16 November 2014, WHO has reported 15 145 confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in six affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Spain and the United States of America) and two previously affected countries (Nigeria and Senegal). There have been 5 420 reported deaths.
A total of six cases of EVD, including five deaths, have been so far reported in Mali. The most recent cases are not related to the country’s first EVD case, who died in Kayes on 24 October.
ECDC published an update to its rapid risk assessment on 17 October 2014.
On 14 November, the Temporary Recommendations in relation to the Public Health Event of International Concern (PHEIC), were extended for a further three months. During the past week, 12 new cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) were reported: 10 in Pakistan and two in Afghanistan.
ECDC published a Public Health Development on the decision to extend the PHEIC on 21 Nov 2014.
West Nile fever
Since week 43, no new human cases of West Nile fever have been reported in the EU. ECDC will close its seasonal monitoring of West Nile virus transmission for 2014.
ECDC published an Epi Update on the West Nile fever 2014 season on 24 November.
- Chikungunya virus disease
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Ebola haemorrhagic fever
- Influenza in humans, seasonal
- Legionnaires’ disease
- Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus
- Public health threat
- United States
- West Nile virus infection
- Western Africa
Communicable disease threats report, 7-13 February 2021, week 6
12 Feb 2021 - This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 7-13 February 2021 and includes updates on COVID-19, seasonal and avian influenza, measles and Ebola virus disease.
Communicable disease threats report, 21-27 June 2020, week 26
26 Jun 2020 - This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 21-27 June 2020 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease, West Nile virus, monitoring environmental suitability of Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, COVID-19 associated with SARS-CoV-2 and cholera.
Communicable disease threats report, 29 September-5 October 2019, week 40
7 Oct 2019 - This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 29 September-5 October 2019 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease, extensively drug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, mass gathering monitoring (Japan, Rugby World Cup 2019), Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, Plasmodium cynomolgi infection, poliomyelitis, West Nile virus, and yellow fever.