Communicable disease threats report, 26 April-2 May 2015, week 18
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.
This issue covers the period 26 April to 2 May 2015 and includes updates on a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak in Riga, Latvia, and measles and rubella in Europe.
The outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis appears to have affected more than one hundred Riga Cup ice hockey tournament participants from Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The source or vehicle(s) of the outbreak have not yet been identified. Investigations are being undertaken by the Finnish public health authorities and by the Latvian public health authorities in order to provide further information about the likely time and place of exposure of the cases.
On 29 April ECDC published a rapid risk assessment on this topic.
Measles and Rubella in Europe
In the EU, since the last monthly update, the measles outbreak in Berlin, Germany is still ongoing. New measles outbreaks were detected in France and Austria.
In the rest of the world, measles outbreaks are reported from Serbia, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Brazil, Guinea, Liberia, the Republic of the Congo, and Sudan.
No new outbreaks of rubella were detected in EU Member States since the last monthly update.
The Americas were declared free of endemic transmission of rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) by PAHO/WHO on 29 April 2015.
Communicable disease threats report, 29 September-5 October 2019, week 40
7 Oct 2019 - This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 29 September-5 October 2019 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease, extensively drug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, mass gathering monitoring (Japan, Rugby World Cup 2019), Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, Plasmodium cynomolgi infection, poliomyelitis, West Nile virus, and yellow fever.
Communicable disease threats report, 3-9 February 2019, Week 6
8 Feb 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 from 3-9 February 2019 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), measles, Ebola virus disease, influenza, Salmonella Poona and Andes Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome.
Communicable Disease Threats Report, 20-26 January 2019, week 4
25 Jan 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 from 20-26 January 2019 and includes updates on chikungunya virus disease and dengue, Ebola virus disease, influenza and mass gathering monitoring for World Youth Day in Panama.