Communicable disease threats report, 16-22 April 2017, week 16
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 16-22 April 2017 and includes updates on influenza, cholera, poliomyelitis, measles, legionnaires' disease and yellow fever.
- Avian influenza virus
- Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Programme
- Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses Programme
- Influenza in humans, seasonal
- Legionnaires’ disease
- Public health threat
- South America
- Vaccine Preventable Diseases Programme
- Yellow fever
WHO Europe: Influenza
WHO/Europe aim to reduce influenza-related morbidity and mortality by strengthening virological and epidemiological surveillance for mild and severe influenza; using surveillance data to estimate the burden of influenza in order to prioritize national influenza vaccination programmes; and maintaining and strengthening pandemic preparedness activities at the national level. WHO/Europe also monitors the emergence of other respiratory pathogens that have the potential to spread among humans. These include coronaviruses, which cause a range of illnesses from severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to the common cold.