Communicable disease threats report, 3-9 June, week 23

Surveillance report
Publication series: Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR)

From 8 June, the CDTR includes a section on threats related to the UEFA Euro 2012. It contains information gathered through epidemic intelligence activities concerning health events or public health measures relevant for the football tournament. The information is classified regarding host countries, other participating countries and other bordering countries.

Executive summary

From 8 June, the CDTR includes a section on threats related to the UEFA Euro 2012. It contains information gathered through epidemic intelligence activities concerning health events or public health measures relevant for the football tournament. The information is classified regarding host countries, other participating countries and other bordering countries.   

In relation to measles, from 2 to 8 June there was a new local outbreak detected in Poland. The number of cases involved in the outbreak in Cork,  Ireland, is increasing. The outbreak in Cork has now affected 51 children including two hospitalisations. Most of the cases are teenagers of whom 88% have never received any dose of the MMR vaccine. In Ukraine, an ongoing large outbreak with more than 10 000 cases is reported in 2012.

A community outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has been identified in Edinburgh, Scotland. As of 8 June, 24 confirmed cases  and 37 suspected cases were reported. One confirmed case had died. No case of infection have been identified in non-UK  citizens. The source of the outbreak has not been identified.

The weekly Communicable Disease Threats Report provides a bulletin intended for epidemiologists and health professionals in the area of communicable disease prevention and control.

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