Communicable disease threats report, 26 October-1 November 2014, week 44
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 26 October -1 November 2014, and includes updates on Ebola virus, enterovirus, influenza, Marburg fever, measles, MERS, Polio, rubella and West Nile fever.
Rapid risk assessment: Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa. Eighth update, 18 November 2014
This update to the rapid risk assessment on the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa includes recent epidemiological data and the latest on treatment and vaccine development.
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).
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.
Public health management of persons having had contact with Ebola virus disease cases in the EU
This document aims to provide guidance to EU/EEA public health authorities for the management of those having had contact with EVD cases.
Options for preparing for gatherings in the EU in the context of the current outbreak of EVD in West Africa
This document outlines preparedness options with respect to gatherings with participants that have had possible exposure to Ebola virus.
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.
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 - 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.
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.