Communicable Disease Threats Report, 5-11 May 2019, Week 19
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 5-11 May 2019 and includes updates on measles, influenza A(H5N1), dengue, Ebola virus disease, influenza and influenza A(H9N2).
Communicable disease threats report, 7-13 April 2019, Week 15
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 24-30 March 2019 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease and influenza.
Communicable disease threats report, 3-9 February 2019, Week 6
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 3-9 February 2019 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), measles, Ebola virus disease, influenza, Salmonella Poona and Andes Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome.
Modelling the risk-benefit impact of H1N1 influenza vaccines
Phillips, L.D., Fasolo, B., Zafiropoulous, N., Eichler, H.G., Ehmann, F., Jekerle, V., Kramarz, P., Nicoll, A., Lönngren, T.
First estimates of the global numbers of deaths associated with the 2009 pandemicArchived
It is a truism that the number of individual deaths confirmed and reported as due to seasonal or pandemic influenza will represents only a proportion of the actual number of premature deaths that follow as a consequence of the virus infection.
Oseltamivir-resistant influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 patterns across the globe: findings in Australia (season 2011) and United States (season 2010-11)Archived
In this letter the authors describe being able to identified a sustained community transmission of oseltamivir-resistant influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 viruses in Australia
Rapid risk assessment: Oseltamivir-resistant influenza A(H1N1)2009 cluster in Australia
Australia has reported a cluster of oseltamivir-resistant influenza A(H1N1)2009 cases in the state of New South Wales. The cases had no known link to oseltamivir exposure and individuals were not immunosuppressed, but they were closely linked geographically. Samples from the cluster do not currently exhibit any resistance to zanamivir.
Different transmission patterns in the early stages of the influenza A(H1N1)v pandemic: A comparative analysis of 12 European countries
Flasche, S., Hens, N., Boelle, P.Y., Mossong, J., van Ballegooijen, W.M., Nunes, B., Rizzo, C., Popovici, F., Santa-Olalla, P., Hruba, F., Parmakova, K., Baguelin, M., van Hoek, A.J., Desenclos, J.C., Bernillon, P., Camara, A.L., Wallinga, J., Asikainen, T., White, P.J., Edmunds, W.J.
Two Influenza Education Innovations from the United StatesArchived
Details of two innovative initiatives designed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase awareness of influenza and seasonal influenza were recently published on the CDC website.
ECDC Forward Look Risk Assessment: Seasonal influenza 2010–2011 in Europe
The 2010/11 seasonal influenza epidemics in Europe are dominated so far by the A(H1N1)2009 viruses which emerged in the 2009 pandemic, although these are now considered seasonal viruses. This is an interim risk assessment and will be up-dated at intervals as more data and analyses emerge.