Communicable disease threats report, 8-14 May 2022, week 19
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 8-14 May 2022 and includes updates on COVID-19, Influenza, the arrival of people displaced from Ukraine to the EU following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, hepatitis, measles and monkeypox.
Epidemiological update: SARS-CoV-2 Omicron sub-lineages BA.4 and BA.5
13 May 2022 - As of 12 May 2022, ECDC has reclassified Omicron sub-lineages BA.4 and BA.5 from variants of interest to variants of concern.
Increase in severe acute hepatitis cases of unknown aetiology in children
On 5 April 2022, an increase in acute hepatitis cases of unknown aetiology among previously healthy children aged under 10 years was reported by the United Kingdom (UK).Read more