Communicable disease threats report, 29 December 2013 - 4 January 2014, week 1
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. This issue covers the period of 29 December 2013 – 4 January 2014 and includes the following:
Chikungunya outbreak in the Caribbean
There are now 89 PCR-confirmed cases and 20 probable cases in the French part of Saint Martin and one case in the Dutch part of the island. Martinique has eight confirmed cases, French Guyana has one (imported from Martinique), Guadeloupe three, and Saint Barthélemy has nine laboratory-confirmed cases.
On 6 December 2013, France first reported two laboratory-confirmed cases of chikungunya in Saint Martin. This was the first documented autochthonous transmission of the chikungunya virus in the Americas.
In the last week of 2013, all 11 reporting countries recorded low-intensity influenza activity and all but one reported stable or decreasing trends. Of 46 sentinel specimens tested across seven countries, six were positive for influenza viruses.
There has been no evidence of sustained influenza activity in Europe this season.
Measles and rubella ongoing EU outbreaks
No new outbreaks have been reported in the EU during the past month, however there are ongoing outbreaks.
Communicable disease threats report, 7-13 February 2021, week 6
12 Feb 2021 - This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 7-13 February 2021 and includes updates on COVID-19, seasonal and avian influenza, measles and Ebola virus disease.
Communicable disease threats report, 21-27 June 2020, week 26
26 Jun 2020 - This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 21-27 June 2020 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease, West Nile virus, monitoring environmental suitability of Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, COVID-19 associated with SARS-CoV-2 and cholera.
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.