Communicable disease threats report, 1-7 March 2020, week 10
This issue of the CDTR (Communicable Disease Threats Report) covers the period from 1-7 March 2020 and includes updates on COVID-19, Ebola virus disease, polio, influenza, MERS-CoV.
Update: Cluster of pneumonia cases associated with novel coronavirus – Wuhan, China – 2019
As of 13th January 2020, 59 probable cases of pneumonia associated with a novel coronavirus have been reported in Wuhan City, China. Most cases had an epidemiological link to a Seafood City market (a wholesale market for seafood and live animals).
Reorienting health systems to care for people with HIV beyond viral suppression
Safreed-Harmon, K., Anderson, J., Azzopardi-Muscat, N., Behrens, G.M.N., d'Arminio Monforte, A., Davidovich, U., del Amo, J., Kall, M., Noori, T., Porter, K., Lazarus, J.V.
Travellers who recently received rabies post-exposure prophylaxis in Philippines advised to contact health services
The recommendation from ECDC follows reports of falsified rabies vaccines and anti-rabies serum circulating in the Philippines and is aimed at travellers who have received the vaccine or serum after possible exposure to rabies.
Communicable disease threats report, 16-22 September 2018, week 38
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 16-22 September 2018 and includes updates on leptospirosis, West Nile virus, Ebola virus disease, cholera, monkeypox and Legionnaires' disease.
Estimating the scale of chronic hepatitis B virus infection among migrants in EU/EEA countries
Ahmad, A.A., Falla, A.M., Duffell, E., Noori, T., Bechini, A., Reintjes, R., Veldhuijzen, I.K.
Zika transmission in South East Asia
The information on current Zika transmission is useful to evaluate the risk for people who have recently returned from or are planning to travel to countries with active local transmission.
Zika transmission in past nine months
Countries and territories worldwide with reported confirmed autochthonous vector-borne transmission of Zika virus infection in the past nine months. The information is provided to aid diagnosis for returning travellers, especially pregnant women
Rapid risk assessment: Severe respiratory disease associated with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), 18th update, 30 June 2015
This update was prompted by the epidemic of confirmed MERS cases reported from South Korea in light of an upcoming international sports event (Universiade), as well as the identification of a travel-related MERS case in Thailand.
Epidemiological update: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Since the last epidemiological update on 15 June 2015, 25 additional cases and seven deaths in previously reported cases have been reported in South Korea. Health authorities in Thailand reported their first MERS-CoV case.