Shiga toxin/verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli in humans, food and animals in the EU/EEA, with special reference to the German outbreak strain STEC O104
This joint report, produced by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), aims to give a short summary of reported Shiga toxin/verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC/VTEC) prevalence and incidence in humans, food and animals.
Risk assessment: Anthrax cases among injecting drug users Germany, June-July 2012 - Update, 13 July 2012
This is an update to the joint rapid risk assessment published on 6 July 2012 by ECDC and EMCDDA on anthrax cases among injecting drug users in Germany. This is in response to further cases in France and Denmark. It contains information updated up to the 13 July 2012.
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: Local transmission of Schistosoma haematobium in Corsica, France – 16 May 2014
As of 16 May 2014, eleven cases (six from France and five from Germany) of uro-genital schistosomiasis have been reported. All cases were exposed to freshwater in a natural swimming area in southern Corsica (Cavu River).
Joint ECDC-EFSA Rapid Outbreak Assessment: Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections associated with consumption of eggs from Germany
Rapid outbreak assessment prepared by ECDC and EFSA to assess the public health risk at the European Union level related to the Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis.
Outbreak of measles in Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France, April 2015
An outbreak of measles involving 67 cases (median age 15 years) has been reported in the French region of Alsace, in the department of Haut-Rhin bordering Germany and Switzerland.
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.
ECDC update on outbreak in Germany and cluster in FranceArchived
On Friday 24 June, France reported a cluster of eight patients with bloody diarrhoea, after having participated in an event in the commune of Bègles around Bordeaux on 8 June. Of these, seven have developed HUS, a severe complication of E. coli infection. In three of the patients, infection with E. coli O104:H4 has been confirmed.
EFSA Task Force reports on Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) outbreakArchived
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a new report from its Task Force on the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) outbreak in Germany and France. The Task Force has now concluded that one lot of fenugreek seeds imported from Egypt and used to produce sprouts is the most likely common link between the two outbreaks. EFSA continues to advise consumers not to grow sprouts for their own consumption and not to eat sprouts or sprouted seeds unless they have been cooked thoroughly.
Epidemiological update: Schmallenberg virus isolated from ruminants in the European Union, potential implications for human healthArchived
Since November 2011, a newly recognised virus, provisionally named ‘Schmallenberg’ virus, has been reported in cattle, sheep and goats in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom and France. Additionally, one bison has been confirmed positive for Schmallenberg virus in Germany.