Communicable disease threats report, 9-15 February 2020, week 7
This issue of the CDTR (Communicable Disease Threats Report) covers the period from 9-15 February 2020 and includes updates on COVID-19, Ebola virus disease, influenza and dengue fever.
Communicable Disease Threats Report, 2-8 February 2020, week 6
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 2-8 February 2020 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease, 2019-nCoV, polio, seasonal influenza and MERS.
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Ebola haemorrhagic fever
- Ebola outbreak - North Kivu, Ituri, DRC
- Influenza in humans, seasonal
- Middle East
- Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus
- Public health threat
- Saudi Arabia
- United Kingdom
Communicable diseases threat report, 26 January - 1 February 2020, week 5
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 26 January - 1 February 2020 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease, the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV outbreak in Wuhan, China and seasonal influenza.
Risk assessment: Outbreak of acute respiratory syndrome associated with a novel coronavirus, China: first local transmission in the EU/EEA − third update
On 31 December 2019, a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown aetiology was reported in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. On 9 January 2020, China CDC reported a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as the causative agent of this outbreak, which is phylogenetically in the SARS-CoV clade.
Risk assessment: outbreak of acute respiratory syndrome associated with a novel coronavirus, China; First cases imported in the EU/EEA; second update
As of 26 January 2020, a total of 2 026 laboratory-confirmed 2019-nCoV cases have been reported, 1 988 in China and 38 imported cases from other countries around the world. Fifty six deaths have been reported among the cases. Chinese health authorities have confirmed human-to-human transmission outside Hubei province and 16 healthcare workers are reported to have been infected.
Risk assessment guidelines for infectious diseases transmitted on aircraft (RAGIDA) - Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was first discovered in 2012 in a patient who died from severe respiratory disease. Since then, and as of 16 January 2020, 2 521 cases have been reported worldwide, including 919 deaths (crude case fatality 36%). Most cases have been reported from the Arabian Peninsula (and around 84% specifically from Saudi Arabia), and all cases elsewhere had a travel history to the Arabian Peninsula or were a contact of someone who had a travel history to the region.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Cluster of pneumonia cases caused by a novel coronavirus, Wuhan, China, 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.
HIV and men who have sex with men - Monitoring implementation of the Dublin Declaration on partnership to fight HIV/AIDS in Europe and Central Asia: 2018 progress report
This report is part of the 2018 progress reports monitoring the implementation of the Dublin Declaration. It presents the situation among men who have sex with men (MSM), a key group affected by HIV in the WHO European Region, and outlines priorities for action.
Communicable disease threats report, 5-11 January 2020, week 2
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 5-11 January 2020 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease, MERS, measles, influenza, polio and pnuemonia cases in China.
Pneumonia cases possibly associated with a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China
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.