Joint ECDC-EFSA assessment - Outbreak of hepatitis A virus infection in four Nordic countries
Between 1 October 2012 and 8 April 2013, 16 confirmed cases of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infections with subgenotype IB and identical RNA sequence were reported in four Nordic countries.
Rapid Outbreak Assessment: Outbreak of hepatitis A in EU/EEA countries
Updated joint Rapid Outbreak Assessment with EFSA on the current outbreak of hepatitis A in EU/EEA countries.
Rapid risk assessment: Cutaneous diphtheria among recently arrived refugees and asylum-seekers in the EU, 31 July 2015
This rapid risk assessment concludes that there is currently no indication that these cases represent a significant outbreak of diphtheria among refugees in Europe.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Outbreak of invasive meningococcal disease in the EU associated with a mass gathering event in Japan, 21 August 2015
This rapid risk assessment considers the risk to the EU of an outbreak of invasive meningococcal disease in the UK and Sweden associated with the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan.
Rapid risk assessment: Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis phagetype 8, MLVA type 2-9-7-3-2 infections. 6 September 2016
A multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis phage type (PT) 8 with multiple locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) profile 2-9-7-3-2 has been ongoing in the EU/EEA since at least July 2015. Since May 2016, 16 confirmed and 132 probable cases have been reported to ECDC by six EU/EEA countries.
Communicable disease threats report, 4-10 September 2016, week 36
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 4-10 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever and cholera.
Joint Rapid Outbreak Assessment: Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis phage type 8, MLVA type 2-9-7-3-2 and 2-9-6-3-2 infections, 27 October 2016
This report assesses the risk associated with this multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis PT 8 associated with two MLVA types, initially confirmed and delineated by whole genome sequencing methods.
Rapid outbreak assessment: multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis phage type 8, MLVA profile 2-9-7-3-2 and 2-9-6-3-2 infections, 7 March 2017
An outbreak of S. Enteritidis phage type 8 is ongoing in the EU/EEA. Isolates are part of two distinct but related genetic clusters. ECDC and EFSA are liaising with relevant authorities to facilitate the coordination of investigation response measures.
Imported methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, SwedenArchived
The authors analyzed data on 444 imported cases of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Sweden during the period 2000-2003. The risk for MRSA carriage or infection in returning travellers ranged from 0.1 per million travellers returning from Nordic countries to 59.4 per million travellers returning from North Africa and the Middle East.
Epidemiological update: outbreak of hepatitis A virus infection in four Nordic countries
As of 6 August 2013, the Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish public health institutes reported 106 cases associated with the hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection outbreak affecting their countries since 1 October 2012. Of these, 64 were confirmed and 42 were probable.