Communicable disease threats report, 6-12 October 2019, week 41
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 6-12 October 2019 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease, extensively drug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, West Nile virus, mass gathering monitoring (Japan, Rugby World Cup 2019), poliomyelitis, measles, Zika virus disease, seasonal influenza, XDR-Typhoid fever.
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World Health Organization recommendations for the influenza virus vaccine composition for the 2020 southern hemisphere season
11 Oct 2019 - On September 2019, WHO has agreed on the recommended composition of the quadrivalent and trivalent influenza vaccines for the southern hemisphere 2020 influenza season.
Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, October 2019
11 Oct 2019 - Overall, case numbers of measles continued to decrease compared with the previous two months. France, Romania and Italy had the highest case counts with 107, 80 and 77 cases respectively. The case numbers of rubella changed little compared with the previous two months. Sixteen of the 25 cases (64%) were reported by Poland.
Infographic: Measles in Europe, October 2019
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Increase of XDR Typhoid fever in travellers returning from Pakistan
9 Oct 2019 - The Health Protection Surveillance Centre in Ireland reported an increase in typhoid fever notifications in travellers returning from Pakistan.
Weekly updates: 2019 West Nile virus transmission season
Weekly updates with the latest reports on West Nile virus cases in Europe. Interactive maps and tables updated every Friday, during the transmission season.Read more