Surveillance report: Legionnaires’ disease in Europe 2009
This the first detailed annual Legionnaires’ disease surveillance report published by ECDC. It is based on Legionnaires’ disease surveillance data collected from 25 EU Member States, plus Iceland and Norway, for 2009. Altogether, 5 518 confirmed and probable cases of Legionnaires’ disease were reported, resulting in a notification rate of 11.2 cases per million population. The slightly decreasing trend observed since 2006 was maintained. National notification rates ranged from close to zero in Poland, Romania and Slovakia to 32 per million in Slovenia, with France, Italy and Spain accounting for 66% of reported cases. Seventy-seven percent of all cases were 50 years or older. In both genders, the notification rate increased with age. Overall, males were almost three times more frequently notified with Legionnaires’ disease than were females.
Avian influenza overview November 2019 – February 2020
31 Mar 2020 - Between 16 November 2019 and 15 February 2020, 36 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N8) virus outbreaks were reported in Europe in poultry (n=34), captive birds (n=1) and wild birds (n=2), in Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Germany, Czechia and Ukraine, one HPAI outbreak caused by a simultaneous infection with A(H5N2) and A(H5N8) was reported in poultry in Bulgaria, and two low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) A(H5) virus outbreaks were reported in poultry in the United Kingdom and in Denmark.
Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe 2020 –2018 data
24 Mar 2020 - This report provides an overview of the latest TB epidemiological situation and is published jointly by the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).