Communicable disease threats report, 24 February - 2 March 2013, week 9
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.
From 24 February to 1 March 2013, ECDC monitored several on-going public health threats within and outside the European Union.
Overall, the influenza situation reported for week 8/2013 suggests that the declining trend observed since week 5/2013 is continuing with additional countries reporting decreasing activity. While Belgium, Finland and Germany reported high influenza intensity with higher than usual level of influenza activity, 22 countries reported medium intensity. ECDC monitors influenza activity in Europe during the winter seasons and publishes the results in the Weekly Influenza Surveillance Overview.
The Swedish institute for communicable disease control reported two on-going measles outbreaks in the Uppsala and Stockholm counties. In 2013, only the UK and Sweden reported outbreaks. ECDC closely monitors measles transmission and outbreaks in the EU and neighbouring countries in Europe through enhanced surveillance and epidemic intelligence activities.
Influenza virus characterisation, October 2019
11 Nov 2019 - This is the first report for the 2019–20 influenza season. As of week 44/2019, 1 138 influenza detections across the WHO European Region had been reported; 80% type A viruses, with A(H3N2) prevailing over A(H1N1)pdm09, and 20% type B viruses, with 26 of 27 (96%) ascribed to a lineage being B/Victoria.
Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, November 2019
11 Nov 2019 - The monitoring report is based on measles and rubella data from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) for 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019. Twenty-nine countries reported measles data for September 2019, of which 280 cases were reported by 17 countries; 12 countries reported no cases. Overall, case numbers continued to decrease compared with the previous two months. Romania and France had the highest case counts with 112 and 56 cases, respectively. Notable decreases were reported in France, Italy, the United Kingdom and Lithuania.
Seasonal influenza, Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018–2019
25 Oct 2019 - During the 2017–2018 season, influenza activity started in week 49/2018, peaked in week 7/2019 and returned to baseline levels in week 17/2019. Influenza viruses circulated at high levels between weeks 52/2018 and 12/2019.