Communicable disease threats report 3-9 February 2013, week 6
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 3 February to 9 February 2013, ECDC monitored several on-going public health threats within and outside the European Union.
Concerning the dengue outbreak in Madeira, three new imported cases have reported among returning travellers by Finland during the past two weeks. The latest case was reported on 1 February 2013.
For week 5/2013, most of the reporting countries across Europe indicated concomitantly high/medium-intensity influenza transmission and wide geographic spread. Last week, ECDC published its annual risk assessment (.pdf) for seasonal influenza 2012-2013 based on data up to week 03/2013.
During the week leading up to 8 February 2013, there was one polio case reported to WHO from Pakistan.
Influenza virus characterisation, December 2020
18 Jan 2021 - This is the third report for the 2020–2021 influenza season. As of week 53/2020, only 415 influenza detections across the WHO European Region had been reported; 50% type A viruses, with A(H3N2) prevailing over A(H1N1)pdm09, and 50% type B viruses with only four having been ascribed to a lineage, three B/Victoria and one B/Yamagata. This represents a 98% drop in detections compared to the same period in 2019, probably due to the COVID-19 pandemic and measures introduced to combat it.
Avian influenza overview August – December 2020
11 Dec 2020 - Between 15 August and 7 December 2020, 561 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus detections were reported in 15 EU/EEA countries and UK in wild birds, poultry and captive birds, with Germany (n=370), Denmark (n=65), the Netherlands (n=57) being the most affected countries.
Influenza virus characterisation - Summary Europe, November 2020
8 Dec 2020 - This is the second report for the 2020–2021 influenza season. As of week 48/2020, only 288 influenza detections across the WHO European Region had been reported to TESSy; 52% type A viruses, with A(H3N2) prevailing over A(H1N1)pdm09, and 48% type B viruses with only two having been ascribed to a lineage, both being B/Victoria. This represents a 96% drop in detections compared to the same period in 2019, probably due to the COVID-19 pandemic and measures introduced to combat it.