Communicable disease threats report, 27 June-3 July 2021, week 26
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 27 June-3 July 2021 and includes updates on the UEFA European Football Championship 2020 (2021), Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, COVID-19, Monkeypox, West Nile virus, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), Chikungunya, Dengue and Poliomyelitis.
See all information on COVID-19, situation updates, risk assessments, questions and answers, latest evidence, surveillance and laboratory guidance and how to protect yourself and others.Read more
ECDC begins epidemic monitoring of the EURO 2020/2021 Football Championship
15 Jun 2021 - The month-long European football competition will see 24 teams playing for the top European prize across eleven host countries, observed by some 460 000 spectators. ECDC has already begun enhanced epidemic intelligence activities to monitor the Championship and help keep it safe.
The monkeypox virus is transmitted to humans through a bite or direct contact with an infected animal’s blood, body fluids or cutaneous/mucosal lesions. Rodents like Gambian giant rats and squirrels are suspected to be the natural reservoirs of the virus. The virus can be transmitted by respiratory droplets during direct and prolonged face-to-face contact. It is characterised by smallpox-like signs and symptoms, sometimes milder than smallpox. Symptomatology begins with fever accompanied by fatigue and headache.Read more