Communicable disease threats report, 31 October-6 November 2021, week 44
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 31 October-6 November 2021 and includes updates on COVID-19, West Nile virus, acute flaccid paralysis, mass gathering monitoring, Ebola, Influenza, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, and meningitis.
See all information on COVID-19, situation updates, risk assessments, questions and answers, latest evidence, surveillance and laboratory guidance and how to protect yourself and others.Read more
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a new beta virus strain of an animal coronavirus that was first identified in Saudi Arabia in September 2012. This novel coronavirus differs from the previously identified coronaviruses such as the SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV), which caused the 2003 SARS outbreaks.Read more