Communicable disease threats report, 3-9 April 2016, week 14
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 3-9 April 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, haemolytic uraemic syndrome in Romania, and yellow fever in Angola.
Seasonal influenza in Europe
Despite decreasing trends being reported by 27 countries influenza was reported as widespread, largely in the south-western part of the Region. The number of cases of severe disease was lower than in previous weeks but varied between countries. Most severe cases were associated with A(H1N1)pdm09 infection and were in people aged 15–64 years.
ECDC publishes joint weekly updates on seasonal influenza on Flu News Europe.
Haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) cases in Romania and Italy
Twenty five cases have been identified as associated with an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli(STEC) O26 in Romania (24) and in Italy (1). Of these 25 cases, 19 were hospitalised for haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS), and three of the cases died.
A joint rapid outbreak assessment with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has been published.
Outbreak of yellow fever in Angola
Since the initial cases were detected in Luanda province, there has been a rapid increase in the number of suspected cases recorded since mid-January 2016. Local transmission is no longer restricted to Luanda. As of 30 March, 16 of 18 provinces across the country have reported suspected cases. A mass vaccination campaign has been ongoing since February aiming to immunise 6.7 million people in Luanda province.
ECDC published a rapid risk assessment on 25 March and an epidemiological update on 1 April.
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.
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.