A systematic literature review on the diagnostic accuracy of serological tests for Lyme borreliosis
Lyme borreliosis is caused by spirochetes of the Borrelia burgdorferi species complex, which are transmitted by several species of Ixodid ticks. In Europe, at least five genospecies of the Borrelia burgdorferi complex can cause disease, leading to a wide variety of clinical manifestations.This report provides an overview of the diagnostic accuracy of serological tests for different target conditions of Lyme borreliosis.
Rapid risk assessment - Sexual transmission of dengue in Spain
18 Nov 2019 - Spanish authorities have reported the likely sexual transmission of dengue between two men. One of the men travelled to Cuba and the Dominican Republic (both countries where dengue is endemic) and returned to Spain on 4 September 2019.
A spatial modelling method for vector surveillance
14 Nov 2019 - One important aspect of preparedness for vector borne diseases is the surveillance of the introduction, establishment and spread of the main disease vectors. This document describes a methodology to estimate the vector distribution status for those NUTS3 units for which observations are not yet available. These estimates are produced with spatial modelling techniques, using the currently available distributions to calibrate the modelling process.
Rapid risk assessment: Public health risks related to communicable diseases during the hajj 2019, Saudi Arabia, 9–14 August 2019
2 Jul 2019 - In 2019, the hajj will take place between 9 and 14 August. The risk for EU/EEA citizens to become infected with communicable diseases during the 2019 hajj is considered low, thanks to the vaccination requirements for travelling to Makkah (Mecca) and the Saudi Arabian preparedness plans that address the management of health hazards during and after hajj.