Communicable disease threats report, 12-18 May 2019, week 20
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period from 12-18 May 2019 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, chikungunya virus disease and dengue, measles, monkeypox, dengue, Ebola virus disease, influenza, Rift Valley fever, Crimean-Congo haemmorhagic fever and Legionnaires' disease.
- Chikungunya virus disease
- Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Ebola haemorrhagic fever
- Ebola outbreak - North Kivu, Ituri, DRC
- Influenza in humans, seasonal
- La Réunion
- Legionnaires’ disease
- Public health threat
- Rift Valley fever
Epidemiological update: Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to Polish eggs
Since the joint ECDC-EFSA rapid outbreak assessment ’Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to Polish eggs’ published on 12 December 2017, 15 EU/EEA countries (Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden and United Kingdom) have reported 336 confirmed, 94 probable and 3 new historical-confirmed cases associated with this ongoing multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis in the EU/EEA. In the same period, seven historical probable cases were reclassified as excluded.
ECDC country visit to Belgium to discuss antimicrobial resistance issues
An ECDC country visit team conducted an assessment mission on 20-24 November 2017 to discuss antimicrobial resistance (AMR) issues in Belgium with the overall objective to provide an observation-based assessment of the situation in Belgium regarding prevention and control of AMR through prudent use of antibiotics and infection control.
Joint rapid outbreak assessment: Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to Polish eggs
This document provides an assessment of the public health risk associated with a multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, which is epidemiologically and microbiologically linked to contaminated eggs from Poland, and can be characterised by at least six MLVA profiles and four clusters defined by WGS (PHE SNP analysis).
Rapid risk assessment: Cyclospora infections in European travellers returning from Mexico - 21 July 2017
Assessment of the prolonged outbreak of Cyclospora infections in Mexico which has been affecting European travellers for at least three consecutive years.
Epidemiological update: Measles - monitoring European outbreaks, 9 June 2017
Between 1 January 2016 and 6 June 2017, Romania has reported 6 619 measles cases, including 29 deaths. In 2016, several additional EU/EEA countries reported measles outbreaks, and an increase in the number of cases continues to be observed in 2017.
Epidemiological update: Measles - monitoring European outbreaks, 6 April 2017
In Europe, measles cases have been reported in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Sweden as well as in Romania, where 4 025 cases have been reported as of 31 March 2017.