First annual meeting of the European Diphtheria Surveillance Network
On 17 March 2011, 37 disease and surveillance experts met in Stockholm for the first annual meeting of the European Diphtheria Surveillance Network (EDSN). Discussed topics included the lack of appropriate treatment with diphtheria antitoxin, the increasing susceptibility to the disease of older people, and the importance of the resumption of seroprevalence studies.
Poliomyelitis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018
14 Sep 2021 - The WHO European Region was declared polio-free in 2002. Neither wild-type nor vaccine-type viruses were notified in the WHO European Region in 2018, but the risk of importation and subsequent transmission remain high in some countries.
Tuberculosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2019
13 Sep 2021 - In 2019, 29 countries in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) reported a total of 49 752 tuberculosis (TB) cases (9.6 per 100 000 population).
Seasonal influenza - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2020-2021
26 Aug 2021 - For the EU/EEA, influenza activity remained at or below inter-seasonal levels throughout the 2020−21 season, probably due to the impact of the various public health and social measures implemented to reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Only 10 sentinel and 158 non-sentinel specimens tested positive for influenza during the 2020−21 season. Compared with previous seasons a slightly lower number of samples were tested in sentinel surveillance and a similar number in non-sentinel surveillance.