World AIDS Day: Concerning number of HIV infections going undiagnosed, shows new data from ECDC & WHO Europe
A new report published jointly by ECDC and WHO, shows a 24% drop in the rate of newly diagnosed HIV cases between 2019 and 2020. This drop is largely due to reduced HIV testing during 2020 as a result of COVID-19 restrictions and disruptions to services.
Data on the daily number of new reported COVID-19 cases and deaths by EU/EEA country
The downloadable data file is updated daily and contains the latest available public data on COVID-19. Each row/entry contains the number of new cases and deaths reported per day and per country in the EU/EEA.
Epidemiological update: Omicron variant of concern (VOC) – data as of 30 November 2021 (12.00)
As of 30 November 2021, 44 confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron VOC have been reported by eleven European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries (Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, France (Reunion), Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden) according to information from public sources.
HIV/AIDS surveillance in Europe 2021 (2020 data)
This report is the latest in a series published jointly by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe that has been summarizing data on HIV and AIDS in the WHO European Region and in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) since 2007.
Tenth external quality assessment scheme for typing of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli
This report presents the results of the 10th round of the external quality assessment (EQA-10) scheme for typing of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC).
Epidemiological update: Omicron variant of concern (VOC) – data as of 29 November 2021 (12:30)
As of 29 November 2021, 33 confirmed SARS-CoV-2 Omicron VOC cases have been reported by eight European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries (Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal) according to information from public sources.
Surveillance of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities in the EU/EEA
ECDC has worked with EU/EEA countries to develop a methodology for regular national reporting of existing national surveillance data on COVID-19 in LTCFs, aiming for maximum feasibility. This is to enable ECDC to communicate timely information on epidemiological trends of COVID-19 in LTCFs, in support of national and EU/EEA-level preparedness and response activities.
Communicable disease threats report, 21-27 November 2021, week 47
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 21-27 November 2021 and includes updates on COVID-19, influenza, chikungunya, dengue cholera and Ebola.
ECDC publishes Threat assessment brief - Emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published a new Threat Assessment Brief on the new variant of concern (VOC) B.1.1.529, or Omicron. Based on currently available genetic information, the risks of this VOC are high, according to preliminary data.