Communicable disease threats report, 7-13 August 2022, week 32
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 7-13 August 2022 and includes updates on West Nile virus infection, COVID-19, monkeypox, measles, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, Langya henipavirus, dengue, mass gatherings at the Birmingham 2022 commonwealth games, Vibrio growth, swine influenza and polio.
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.
The mpox (monkeypox) virus is transmitted to humans through a bite or direct contact with an infected animal’s blood, body fluids or cutaneous/mucosal lesions.Read more