Communicable Disease Threats Report, 12-18 January 2020, week 3
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 12-18 January 2020 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease, dengue, chikungunya, influenza and pnuemonia cases in China.
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.
Influenza virus characterisation, December 2019
This is the third report for the 2019–20 influenza season. As of week 1/2020, 42 844 influenza detections had been reported across the WHO European Region; 85% type A viruses, with A(H3N2) prevailing over A(H1N1)pdm09, and 15% type B viruses, with 531 (92%) of 576 ascribed to a B/Victoria lineage.
Update: Cluster of pneumonia cases associated with novel coronavirus – Wuhan, China – 2019
As of 13th January 2020, 59 probable cases of pneumonia associated with a novel coronavirus have been reported in Wuhan City, China. Most cases had an epidemiological link to a Seafood City market (a wholesale market for seafood and live animals).