Communicable disease threats report, 17-23 January 2016, week 3
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 17-23 January 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Ebola virus disease and seasonal influenza.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Lassa fever in Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Germany and USA, 24 March 2016
This document assesses the risk of Lassa fever infection in Europe as a result of the ongoing outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria, Benin and Togo.
Communicable Disease Threats Report, 20-26 March 2016, week 13
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 20-26 March 2016 and includes updates on polio, measles, rubella, Ebola, Zika virus, influenza, haemolytic uraemic syndrome, Lassa fever, yellow fever and diphtheria.
Facts about Lassa fever
Lassa fever is present in West Africa. The reservoir of Lassa virus are rodents and humans become infected through contact with the excreta of infected rats.
Lassa fever - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015
In 2015, no cases of Lassa fever or other infections by arenaviruses responsible for viral haemorrhagic fevers were reported in the EU/EEA.
Surveillance systems overview for 2015
- Chikungunya virus disease
- Chlamydia infection
- Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever
- Ebola haemorrhagic fever
- Hantavirus infection
- Healthcare-associated infections
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- HIV infection
- Invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease
- Lassa fever
- Marburg haemorrhagic fever
- Meningococcal disease
- Pneumococcal disease
- Q fever
- Rift Valley fever
- Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
- Surgical site infections
- Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli infection
- West Nile virus infection
- Yellow fever