Communicable disease threats report, 19-25 July 2020, week 30
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers covers the period 19-25 July 2020 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease, cholera, COVID-19 associated with SARS-CoV-2, monitoring of Vibrio in the Baltic Sea and influenza A(H1N1) variant in Germany.
Access the full set of maps, graphs and visuals for the CDTR at: http://ecdc.europa.eu/cdtr "
Seasonal influenza - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2019–2020
6 Aug 2020 - Influenza activity started in week 45/2019 and returned to baseline levels in week 13/2020, earlier than previous seasons. Influenza viruses circulated at high levels between weeks 52/2019 and 10/2020 (based on increased proportions (40% and above) of sentinel specimens testing positive for influenza viruses). This is comparable to previous seasons.
Influenza virus characterisation - Summary Europe, June 2020
23 Jul 2020 - This is the eighth report for the 2019–20 influenza season. As of week 25/2020, 164 883 influenza detections across the WHO European Region had been reported; 73% type A viruses, with A(H1N1)pdm09 prevailing over A(H3N2), and 27% type B viruses, with 4 479 (98%) of 4 568 ascribed to a lineage being B/Victoria.
Zoonotic influenza - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2019
13 Jul 2020 - No human cases of avian influenza were reported in the EU/EEA. One human A(H5N1) and another A(H7N9) infection were reported from mainland China. Sporadic human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) and A(H9N2) were reported.