Communicable disease threats report, 24-30 November 2013, week 48
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.
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. Of interest in this week’s report are:
During week 47, all 27 reporting countries recorded low influenza activity.
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
This week, the Supreme Council of Health in Qatar reported three cases of MERS-CoV in camels among a herd in a Qatari barn, which is linked to two confirmed human cases that have since then recovered.Since April 2012, 160 laboratory-confirmed cases, including 69 deaths, of acute respiratory disease caused by Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), have been reported by national health authorities.
Outbreak of poliomyelitis, Syria
On 26 November 2013, two additional cases were confirmed by WHO, one in rural Damascus and one in Aleppo, bringing the total to seventeen and confirming widespread circulation of the virus in Syria. The last confirmed case had onset of paralysis on 8 October 2013.
During the past week, one new case has been reported in Zhejiang province in China. In March 2013, a novel avian influenza A(H7N9) virus was detected in patients in China. The outbreak affected 12 Chinese provinces and Taiwan causing 140 cases of human infection, including 45 deaths. Since the end of May 2013, only sporadic cases have been reported.
Communicable disease threats report, 10-16 November 2019, week 46
15 Nov 2019 - 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 10 November - 16 November 2019 and includes updates on West Nile fever, influenza A(H9N2), multicountry influenza, Ebola virus disease and Salmonella Mikawasima . Access the full set of maps, graphs and visuals for the CDTR at: http://ecdc.europa.eu/cdtr
Communicable Disease Threats Report, 3-9 November 2019, Week 45
8 Nov 2019 - This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 3-9 November 2019 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease, measles, mass gathering monitoring (Japan, Rugby World Cup 2019), Dengue,, poliomyelitis, influenza and West Nile virus.
Communicable disease threats report, 27 October-2 November 2019, week 44
31 Oct 2019 - This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 27 October-2 November 2019 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease, mass gathering monitoring in Japan, MERS-CoV, West Nile virus and Zika fever.