Communicable Disease Threats Report, 19-25 January 2020, week 4
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 19-25 January 2020 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease, cluster of pneumonia cases associated with novel coronavirus, cholera, seasonal influenza and polio.
The contribution of the European high containment laboratories during the 2014–2015 Ebola Virus Disease emergency
Nisii, C., Vincenti, D., Fusco, F.M., Schmidt-Chanasit, J., Carbonnelle, C., Raoul, H., Eickmann, M., Hewson, R., Brave, A., Nuncio, S., Sanchez-Seco, M.P., Palyi, B., Kis, Z., Zange, S., Nitsche, A., Kurth, A., Strasser, M., Capobianchi, M.R., Ozin, A., Guglielmetti, P., Menel-Lemos, C., Jacob, D., Grunow, R., Ippolito, G., Di Caro, A.
Tutorial on the safe use of personal protective equipment
This tutorial aims to provide trainers with practical information on different options for the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in healthcare settings in Europe
Rapid Risk Assessment: Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa - 13th update, 16 October 2015
On 9 October 2015, the United Kingdom notified the appearance of an unusual late complication, more than eight months after initial recovery, in an Ebola survivor who was infected while working as a healthcare worker in West Africa.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Outbreak of Ebola Virus disease in West Africa – 12th update, 1 July 2015
This is the 12th update of the rapid risk assessment on the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa. It provides the latest figures on cases for the week 14-21 June 2015, re-assesses the risk of importation of Ebola virus disease into the EU and discusses options for risk reduction.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Outbreak of Ebola Virus disease in West Africa – 11th update, 11 May 2015
This is the eleventh update of the rapid risk assessment on the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa - 10th update, 14 April 2015
As of 5 April 2015, WHO has reported 25 550 cases of Ebola virus disease in West Africa, including 10 587 deaths. The latest WHO report indicates that the number of new cases continues to decrease.
Rapid risk assessment: Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa - 9th update, 30 January 2015
In the second half of January 2015, WHO reported a significant drop in weekly cases – and the end of the spread of the disease – in all three currently affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone).
Infection prevention and control measures for Ebola virus disease. Management of healthcare workers returning from Ebola-affected areas
This document outlines current monitoring processes for returning healthcare workers and provides different options for reducing the risk of transmission of EVD from infected healthcare workers returning to the EU/EEA.
Safe use of personal protective equipment in the treatment of infectious diseases of high consequence
This ECDC tutorial provides practical information on the proper use of PPE at the point of care, including technical requirements and procurement aspects.