Communicable disease threats report, 1-7 December 2019, week 49
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 1-7 December 2019 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, West Nile virus, monkeypox, influenza and diphtheria.
Update on the global polio situation and implications for the EU/EEA
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one EU/EEA country (Romania) and two neighbouring countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Ukraine) remain at high risk of a sustained polio outbreak partly due to insufficient vaccination coverage.
Epidemiological update: West Nile virus transmission season in Europe, 2019
As of 4 December 2019, European Union (EU) Member States and EU neighbouring countries reported 463 human infections in 2019. The last cases of this transmission season were reported by Italy in week 46.
West Nile virus outbreaks among equids and birds in the European Union, 2019 transmission season
During the 2019 transmission season, 93 outbreaks among equids were reported by EU Member States through the Animal Disease Notification System (ADNS): 31 in Germany, 21 in Greece, 13 in France, 8 in Italy, 7 in Hungary, 6 in Spain, 4 in Austria and 3 in Portugal. In addition, 54 outbreaks among birds have been reported to ADNS by Germany (53) and Greece (1).
West Nile virus infections in humans in the EU/EEA Member States and EU neighbouring countries, 2019 transmission season
As of 4 December 2019, European Union (EU) Member States and EU neighbouring countries reported 463 human infections in 2019. In 2019, the first cases in the EU were notified by Greece and Romania in week 29 (15 to 21 July). The last cases of this transmission season were reported by Italy in week 46.
New organisational structure from January 2020
The new ECDC organisational structure will take effect from January 2020.
West Nile virus in Europe in 2019 - infections among humans and outbreaks among equids and/or birds, updated 29 November 2019
Between 22 and 28 November 2019, one human case of West Nile virus infection has been reported by Turkey; Spain reported one outbreak among equids.