Surveillance network for Invasive Neisseria Meningitidis in Europe 1999 - 2000
Decision No. 2119/98/EC for setting up a network for the epidemiological surveillance and control of communicable diseases in the European Community stated that ‘bacterial meningitis’ was a priority. Invasive disease due to Neisseria meningitidis comes within this priority. Building on the surveillance networks already in existence within Europe (the European Monitoring Group on Meningococci (EMGM), and a network for surveillance of bacterial meningitis in Europe), a DG SANCO surveillance network for N. meningitidis disease was established in all 15 EU countries and 2 non-EU countries for 2000-2001.
Influenza virus characterisation - Summary Europe, September 2020
19 Oct 2020 - This is the 10th and final report for the 2019–2020 influenza season. As of week 39/2020, 164 917 influenza detections across the WHO European Region had been reported; 73% type A viruses, with A(H1N1)pdm09 prevailing over A(H3N2), and 27% type B viruses, with 4 480 (98%) of 4 569 ascribed to a lineage being B/Victoria.
Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
7 Oct 2020 - Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers are relatively rare in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) and are mainly acquired during travel to countries outside the EU/EEA, particularly in south Asia. For 2017, 22 EU/EEA countries reported a total of 1 098 cases.
Avian influenza overview May – August 2020
30 Sep 2020 - Between 16 May and 15 August 2020, seven highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N8) virus outbreaks were reported in Europe in poultry, with one outbreak reported in Bulgaria (n=1) and six in Hungary (n=6) and one low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) A(H5N3) virus outbreak was reported in poultry in Italy.