Rapid risk assessment: Outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Lazise, Italy, July-August 2011
Eleven cases of travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease (TALD) in one month, associated with four accommodation sites in the town of Lazise, Italy suggests a community outbreak from a point source. Intensive environmental investigations are underway in Italy to identify the source of this outbreak. As Legionnaires’ disease cannot be transmitted from human to human, the risk in the European Union remains limited to current (and possibly future) visitors to this area and local residents.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Cluster of pneumonia cases caused by a novel coronavirus, Wuhan, China, 2020
17 Jan 2020 - A novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been isolated and considered the causative agent of the cluster of 41 pneumonia cases in the area of Wuhan, Hubei province in China, as well as of the three travel-related cases in Thailand and Japan, arriving from Wuhan.
Pneumonia cases possibly associated with a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China
9 Jan 2020 - Between 31 December and 5 January, 59 pneumonia cases possibly associated with a novel coronavirus have been reported in Wuhan, China with a common exposure link to Wuhan’s South China Seafood City market.
Rapid risk assessment: Outbreak of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales in Lithuania, 2019
18 Dec 2019 - Between 1st February and 26th November 2019, 199 cases of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales (KPC-CRE) have been detected in Lithuania.