Communicable disease threats report, 6-12 April 2014, week 15
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.
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. This issue covers the period 6-12 April 2014 and includes updates on:
Ebola in West Africa
In Guinea, cases were reported in Conakry, Guéckédou, Macenta, Kissidougou, and in the prefectures of Dabola and Djingaraye. In Liberia, Foya, Lofa County, remains the epicentre of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak. The latest case count is included in the EVD epidemiological update. The ongoing outbreak of EVD in West Africa started in early February 2014, affecting Guinea and Liberia.
Hepatitis A outbreak in Europe
Norway has reported an ongoing outbreak of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection. Most patients had symptom onset in February and March 2014. Confirmed cases were infected with an outbreak strain identical to the one isolated from outbreak patients in Italy, Ireland and the Netherlands. Since 1 January 2013, 1 315 cases of HAV infection were reported by 11 Member States as potentially linked to the ongoing outbreak. Initially, the outbreak was associated with travel to Italy. Currently, seven countries besides Italy have reported cases with no travel history (France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK).
On 11 April ECDC published a Rapid Outbreak Assessment.
Influenza in Europe
Influenza activity is declining towards an inter-seasonal pattern but influenza viruses were still detected in the majority of reporting countries.
Communicable disease threats report, 29 September-5 October 2019, week 40
7 Oct 2019 - This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 29 September-5 October 2019 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease, extensively drug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, mass gathering monitoring (Japan, Rugby World Cup 2019), Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, Plasmodium cynomolgi infection, poliomyelitis, West Nile virus, and yellow fever.
Communicable disease threats report, 3-9 February 2019, Week 6
8 Feb 2019 - 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 3-9 February 2019 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), measles, Ebola virus disease, influenza, Salmonella Poona and Andes Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome.
Communicable Disease Threats Report, 20-26 January 2019, week 4
25 Jan 2019 - 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 20-26 January 2019 and includes updates on chikungunya virus disease and dengue, Ebola virus disease, influenza and mass gathering monitoring for World Youth Day in Panama.