Risk assessment: Situation in northern Africa/Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and the influx of migrants* to Europe
ECDC, after conducting rapid risk assessments, has concluded that the risk of importation of infectious diseases from North Africa to the EU is considered to be low. From a public health perspective, the most urgent concern is related to the poor living conditions of the migrants, such as overcrowding and poor sanitation.
Risk assessment: seasonal influenza 2011-2012 in Europe
The virological influenza pattern observed was not consistent enough to make a clear prediction for the 2011-2012 season in Europe. In general, the findings on the impact of influenza in the southern hemisphere in 2011 were reassuring for Europe, and the match of the A(H3N2) viruses with the vaccine was considered good.
Rapid risk assessment: outbreak of measles linked to a dog show in Slovenia, 8–9 November 2014
An outbreak of measles was reported in November 2014 from Slovenia. Of the 19 measles cases reported from Nova Gorica, Slovenia, 17 had a history of visiting an international dog show which took place on 8 and 9 November 2014.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Shortage of acellular pertussis-containing vaccines and impact on immunisation programmes in the EU/EEA, 13 October 2015
Early in 2015, a shortage of acellular pertussis-containing vaccines was brought to the attention of ECDC. This risk assessment provides a detailed list of mitigation options available to Member States.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Shortage of acellular pertussis-containing vaccines and impact on immunisation programmes in the EU/EEA - 1st update, 3 February 2016
This Rapid Risk Assessment focuses on acellular pertussis-containing combination vaccines used in national vaccination programmes in the EU/EEA Member States.
Seroepidemiology of mumps in Europe (1996-2008): why do outbreaks occur in highly vaccinated populations?Archived
Despite long-standing mumps vaccination programmes with high coverage in Europe, a majority of the countries analysed have in recent years experienced mumps outbreaks
WHO statement: 12th meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations Emergency (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus
The conclusions of the IHR Emergency Committee do not change the ECDC risk assessment for Europe.
Epidemiological update: Measles - monitoring European outbreaks, 23 March 2017
From September 2016 to 17 March 2017, Romania has reported 3 799 cases. In 2016, a number of EU/EEA countries reported measles outbreaks and an increase in the number of cases continues to be observed in 2017.
Preventing and controlling disease outbreaks in a complex emergency situation: discussion of the tsunami aftermath.
Eurosurveillance Editorial Team