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.
Poliomyelitis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018
14 Sep 2021 - The WHO European Region was declared polio-free in 2002. Neither wild-type nor vaccine-type viruses were notified in the WHO European Region in 2018, but the risk of importation and subsequent transmission remain high in some countries.
Seasonal influenza - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2020-2021
26 Aug 2021 - For the EU/EEA, influenza activity remained at or below inter-seasonal levels throughout the 2020−21 season, probably due to the impact of the various public health and social measures implemented to reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Only 10 sentinel and 158 non-sentinel specimens tested positive for influenza during the 2020−21 season. Compared with previous seasons a slightly lower number of samples were tested in sentinel surveillance and a similar number in non-sentinel surveillance.