Novel zoonotic Borna disease virus associated with severe disease in breeders of variegated squirrels in Germany – first update, 5 May 2015
A recently identified cluster of acute fatal encephalitis in three breeders of variegated squirrels in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt is an unusual public health event with a potentially high impact on the small group of people who are exposed to this particular squirrel species. Further investigations are ongoing to describe these cases. The role of a newly identified Borna disease virus isolate in the aetiology of these cases remains to be confirmed.
Further work is required to identify natural hosts, reservoirs, vectors, transmission routes, and distribution.
Rapid risk assessment: Increase in OXA -244 -producing Escherichia coli in the European Union/European Economic Area and the UK since 2013
18 Feb 2020 - Rapid risk/outbreaks assessment aim at supporting the countries and the European Commission in their preparedness and response to a public health threat. They provide a timely summary and risk assessment of a public health threat for EU/EEA countries related to a specific event. They also include potential options for response. As outbreaks or public health events develop, ECDC may issue updated risk assessments.
Outbreak of carbapenemase-producing (NDM-1 and OXA-48) and colistin-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae ST307, north-east Germany, 2019
28 Oct 2019 - Germany has reported an outbreak of carbapenemase-producing (NDM-1 and OXA-48) and colistin-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae sequence type (ST) 307. As of 21 October 2019, 17 patients in three hospitals and one rehabilitation clinic in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania in north-east Germany have been affected. Six of the 17 cases presented with clinical symptoms of infection, while 11 were identified as be carriers.
Multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes sequence type 8 infections linked to consumption of salmon products
25 Oct 2018 - A multi-country outbreak of 12 listeriosis cases caused by Listeria monocytogenes sequence type (ST) 8 has been identified through whole genome sequencing (WGS) analysis in three EU/EEA countries: Denmark (6 cases), Germany (5) and France (1).