Communicable disease threats report, 17-23 March 2013, week 12
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.
Overall, the influenza situation reported for week 11/2013 suggests a declining activity in an increasing number of countries. Only Romania reports increasing trends. ECDC monitors influenza activity in Europe during the winter seasons and publishes the results in the Weekly Influenza Surveillance Overview.
There is an on-going outbreak of rubella in Poznan and since the beginning of March 2013 there has been approximately 200 cases. Another outbreak is reported in Wielkopolska where 854 cases of rubella were notified during the first quarter of 2013, almost five times more than in the past two years. There were 27,267 cases of rubella reported during 2012 by the 26 EU and EEA countries which contribute to the enhanced surveillance for rubella. Poland and Romania accounted for 99% of all reported rubella cases in the 12-month period.
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.
Influenza virus characterisation, summary Europe, April 2020
13 May 2020 - ECDC’s influenza virus characterisation reports are published periodically and give an overview of circulating influenza viruses. They provide details on the current vaccine strains, summarise the development of the viruses since the last report, and closely follow the main developments for the ongoing influenza season. Virus characterisation reports are primarily intended for influenza virologists and epidemiologists.
Influenza virus characterisation, March 2020
8 Apr 2020 - This is the fifth report for the 2019 2019–20 influenza season.
Avian influenza overview November 2019 – February 2020
31 Mar 2020 - Between 16 November 2019 and 15 February 2020, 36 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N8) virus outbreaks were reported in Europe in poultry (n=34), captive birds (n=1) and wild birds (n=2), in Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Germany, Czechia and Ukraine, one HPAI outbreak caused by a simultaneous infection with A(H5N2) and A(H5N8) was reported in poultry in Bulgaria, and two low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) A(H5) virus outbreaks were reported in poultry in the United Kingdom and in Denmark.