Communicable disease threats report, 14-20 July 2019, week 29
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period from 14-20 July 2019 and includes updates on chikungunya virus disease and dengue, measles, Ebola virus disease, monitoring the environmental sustainability of Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea and West Nile virus infection.
FWD Expert Exchange Programme terms of reference
These provide further information and details on the programme, such as the application process, including the necessary supporting documentation; selection process; content and learning objectives; and required post-visit final report.
Tularaemia - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
For 2017, 447 cases of tularaemia were reported by 18 countries in the EU/EEA, 413 (92%) of which were confirmed. As in previous years, the proportion of cases among males was higher in all age groups, with a male-to-female ratio of 2.1:1. Notification rates in men and women increased with age (except for the age group ≥65 years). The highest rate was observed in men in the age group 45–64 years (0.2 cases per 100 000 population).
Communicable disease threats report, 30 June-6 July 2019, week 27
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 from 30 June-6 July 2019 and includes updates on polio, Ebola virus disease, Vibrio, West Nile virus infection and acute neurological syndrome in Peru.
Rapid risk assessment: Public health risks related to communicable diseases during the hajj 2019, Saudi Arabia, 9–14 August 2019
In 2019, the hajj will take place between 9 and 14 August. The risk for EU/EEA citizens to become infected with communicable diseases during the 2019 hajj is considered low, thanks to the vaccination requirements for travelling to Makkah (Mecca) and the Saudi Arabian preparedness plans that address the management of health hazards during and after hajj.
- Food- and waterborne diseases
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Mass gathering
- Meningococcal disease
- Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus
- Public health threat
- Saudi Arabia
- Travellers' health
- Vaccine preventable diseases
- Vector-borne disease
Communicable disease threats report, 23-29 June 2019, week 26
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats covers the period from 23-29 June 2019 and includes updates on chikungunya and dengue, Ebola virus disease, monitoring the environmental suitability of Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, West Nile virus infection, suspected cases of chikungunya virus disease not confirmed by further testing in Spain and acute neurological syndrome in Peru.
World Refugee Day 2019
World Refugee Day, held each year on 20 June, highlights the challenges of those who had to flee their homes and is an opportunity to show solidarity with displaced people throughout the world.
Congenital toxoplasmosis – Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
In 2016, 242 confirmed cases of congenital toxoplasmosis were reported in the EU/EEA, with France accounting for 81% of all confirmed cases due to the active screening of pregnant women. The notification rate was 6.7 cases per 100 000 live births. No seasonal pattern was observed for the disease.
Brucellosis – Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
In 2017, 381 confirmed brucellosis cases were reported in the EU/EEA. The notification rate in the EU/EEA was 0.09 cases per 100 000 population. The highest rates were reported in southern EU Member States (Greece, Italy and Portugal). The highest rate was observed in 25–44-year-old males (0.16 per 100 000). The notification rate was stable from 2013–2017 in the EU/EEA.