Guidance for diagnostic testing of cases with severe acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology in children
This document provides guidance on diagnostic testing, molecular characterisation and metagenomic analysis for suspect cases of severe acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology.
A scoping review of point-of-care testing devices for infectious disease surveillance, prevention and control
This document provides the final report of a scoping review undertaken as part of a wider study on the ‘Assessment of point of care testing devices for infectious disease surveillance, prevention and control’ that was commissioned by ECDC and undertaken by RAND Europe between November 2019 and April 2020.
Increase in severe acute hepatitis cases of unknown aetiology in children
An increase in severe acute hepatitis cases of unknown aetiology among previously healthy children was first reported by the United Kingdom (UK) on 5 April 2022.
Hepatitis of unknown origin - Reporting protocol 2022
This reporting protocol is intended for reporting national case-based data for surveillance of hepatitis of unknown origin from all the countries and areas of the WHO European Region, including the 27 countries of the European Union (EU) and the additional three countries of the European Economic Area (EEA), to the European level.
Leptospirosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
In 2016, 26 countries in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) reported 783 confirmed cases of leptospirosis.
Leptospirosis - Annual Epidemiological Report 2016 [2014 data]
Annual Epidemiological Report for leptospirosis 2016. ECDC’s annual surveillance reports provide a wealth of epidemiological data to support decision-making at the national level. They are mainly intended for public health professionals and policymakers involved in disease prevention and control programmes.
Leptospirosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015
In 2015, 1 222 cases of leptospirosis were reported, including 626 confirmed cases.
Disease / public health area
Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease caused by Leptospira bacteria.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Hurricane Irma: risk of communicable diseases in the affected countries
On 29 August 2017, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported the formation of the Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic Ocean. On 31 August 2017, Hurricane Irma was classified as category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale ranging from 1 to 5, however in the days that followed it gained in intensity.