Communicable disease threats report, 4 January 2013, week 1
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 30 December 2012 to 5 January 2013, ECDC monitored several ongoing public health threats within and outside the European Union.
As of 3 January 2013, 74 patients have been diagnosed with dengue after returning from Madeira: 10 in Portugal, 23 in the UK, 19 in Germany, three in France, five in Sweden, four in Finland, two in Denmark, two in Austria, and two in Norway. Croatia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland have all reported one case each. It is possible that there is an under-reporting of imported cases due to the holiday period. ECDC published an updated rapid risk assessment concerning the autochthonous dengue cases in Madeira on 20 November as well as an epidemiological update on the ECDC website on 13 December.
This Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) also includes information about Influenza. During week 52/2012, four countries reported medium intensity transmission. Geographic spread of influenza activity was reported as widespread by five countries and nine countries reported increasing trends. ECDC has updated its influenza website for the start of the season.
Influenza virus characterisation, December 2019
16 Jan 2020 - This is the third report for the 2019–20 influenza season. As of week 1/2020, 42 844 influenza detections had been reported across the WHO European Region; 85% type A viruses, with A(H3N2) prevailing over A(H1N1)pdm09, and 15% type B viruses, with 531 (92%) of 576 ascribed to a B/Victoria lineage.
Surveillance report: Avian influenza overview August – November 2019
20 Dec 2019 - This scientific report provides an overview of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus outbreaks detected in poultry, captive and wild birds and noteworthy outbreaks of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) virus in poultry and captive birds, as well as human cases due to avian influenza (AI) virus, reported in and outside Europe between 16 August and 15 November 2019.
Cholera - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018
18 Dec 2019 - In the EU/EEA, cholera is a rare disease associated with travel to countries outside of the EU/EEA. In 2018, five EU/EEA countries reported 26 confirmed cases of cholera, which was in the same range as in previous years. Most cases (20/26) were reported by the United Kingdom