Risk assessment: Situation in northern Africa/Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and the influx of migrants* to Europe
ECDC, after conducting rapid risk assessments, has concluded that the risk of importation of infectious diseases from North Africa to the EU is considered to be low. From a public health perspective, the most urgent concern is related to the poor living conditions of the migrants, such as overcrowding and poor sanitation.
IHR Emergency Committee adds Equatorial Guinea as a wild poliovirus exporting country and renews PHEIC recommendations
The conclusions of the expert discussions on 31 July 2014 confirmed that conditions for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) continue to be met for wild poliovirus i.e. that the international spread of polio in 2014 continues to constitute an extraordinary event and a public health risk to other states for which a coordinated international response continues to be essential.
Mapping the burden of cholera in sub-Saharan Africa and implications for control: an analysis of data across geographical scales
Lessler, J., Moore, S.M., Luquero, F.J., McKay, H.S., Grais, R., Henkens, M., Mengel, M., Dunoyer, J., M'bangombe, M., Lee, E.C., Djingarey, M.H., Sudre, B., Bompangue, D., Fraser, R.S.M., Abubakar, A., Perea, W., Legros, D., Azman, A.S.
Challenges and opportunities in disease forecasting in outbreak settings: A case study of measles in Lola Prefecture, Guinea
Graham, M., Suk, J.E., Takahashi, S., Jessica Metcalf, C., Paez Jimenez, A., Prikazsky, V., Ferrari, M.J., Lessler, J.
Field investigation with real-time virus genetic characterisation support of a cluster of Ebola virus disease cases in Dubréka, Guinea, April to june 2015
Pini, A., Zomahoun, D., Duraffour, S., Derrough, T., Charles, M., Quick, J., Loman, N., Cowley, L., Leno, M., Ouedraogo, N., Thiam, O., Hernández-Romieu, A., Iko, A., Keita, H., Konate, D., Soumah, A.A., Bouchouar, E., Ileka-Priouzeau, S., Keita, S., Diallo, B., Cisse, F., Jansa, J., Carroll, M., Günther, S., Severi, E., Formenty, P.
Yellow fever in the diagnostics laboratory review-article
Domingo, C., Charrel, R.N., Schmidt-Chanasit, J., Zeller, H., Reusken, C.