Communicable disease threats report, 18-24 August 2019, week 34
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 14-24 August 2019 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, monitoring environmental sustainability of Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, West Nile virus infection, haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in Croatia and Slovenia, the mass gathering of the Hajj in Saudi Arabia and Listeriosis in Spain.
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Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
On 1 August 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an Ebola outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces. It is the largest-ever outbreak in the country and the world's second largest in history.Read more
Weekly updates: 2019 West Nile virus transmission season
Weekly updates with the latest reports on West Nile virus cases in Europe. Interactive maps and tables updated every Friday, during the transmission season.Read more
Vibrio suitability tool
The Vibrio suitability tool (Vibrio map viewer) shows the environmental suitability for Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea.Read more
Rapid risk assessment: Public health risks related to communicable diseases during the hajj 2019, Saudi Arabia, 9–14 August 2019
2 Jul 2019 - In 2019, the hajj will take place between 9 and 14 August. The risk for EU/EEA citizens to become infected with communicable diseases during the 2019 hajj is considered low, thanks to the vaccination requirements for travelling to Makkah (Mecca) and the Saudi Arabian preparedness plans that address the management of health hazards during and after hajj.
Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: ECDC updates assessment for Europe
19 Jul 2019 - After the Ebola virus disease outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 17 July 2019, ECDC updated its risk assessment for the EU/EEA on the on-going outbreak: the overall risk of introduction and further spread of the Ebola virus within the EU/EEA remains very low.