Communicable disease threats report, 30 December-5 January 2019, week 1
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 30 December-5 January 2019 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, Ebola virus disease, influenza and dengue..
Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease widely spread in tropical and subtropical regions. It is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. Most of the clinical cases present a febrile illness, severe forms include hemorrhagic fevers and shock with fatalities.
Ebola and Marburg fevers
Ebola and Marburg haemorrhagic fevers are rare diseases but have the potential to cause high death rates.Read more
Poliomyelitis, also known as polio or infantile paralysis, is a vaccine-preventable systemic viral infection affecting the motor neurons of the central nervous system (CNS). Historically, it has been a major cause of mortality, acute paralysis and lifelong disabilities but large scale immunisation programmes have eliminated polio from most areas of the world.Read more
Seasonal influenza is a preventable infectious disease with mostly respiratory symptoms. It is caused by influenza virus and is easily transmitted, predominantly via the droplet and contact routes and by indirect spread from respiratory secretions on hands etc.Read more
Surveillance and disease data
Looking for the latest data on diseases under EU surveillance, tools or case definitions? Find them here.Read more