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, December 2019
16 Jan 2020 - This is the third report for the 2019–20 influenza season. As of week 1/2020, 42 844 influenza detections had been reported across the WHO European Region; 85% type A viruses, with A(H3N2) prevailing over A(H1N1)pdm09, and 15% type B viruses, with 531 (92%) of 576 ascribed to a B/Victoria lineage.
Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, January 2020
10 Jan 2020 - The monitoring report is based on measles and rubella data from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) for the period 1 December 2018 to 30 November 2019.
Surveillance report: Avian influenza overview August – November 2019
20 Dec 2019 - This scientific report provides an overview of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus outbreaks detected in poultry, captive and wild birds and noteworthy outbreaks of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) virus in poultry and captive birds, as well as human cases due to avian influenza (AI) virus, reported in and outside Europe between 16 August and 15 November 2019.