Disease / public health area
Epidemic louse-borne typhus
Louse-borne typhus is responsible for large epidemics in populations with poor sanitary and overcrowded conditions. The disease can be severe with a mortality of up to 60% without antibiotic treatment.
Communicable disease threats report, 7-13 August 2022, week 32
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 7-13 August 2022 and includes updates on West Nile virus infection, COVID-19, monkeypox, measles, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, Langya henipavirus, dengue, mass gatherings at the Birmingham 2022 commonwealth games, Vibrio growth, swine influenza and polio.
Langya henipavirus under ECDC monitoring
According to a group of Chinese scientists, the detection of a previously unknown, phylogenetically distinct henipavirus, named Langya henipavirus (LayV), was reported in China.
Monkeypox infection prevention and control guidance for primary and acute care settings
This document provides guidance on infection prevention and control (IPC) measures for primary and acute healthcare settings in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) to prevent healthcare-associated transmission of monkeypox (MPX).
Monkeypox (MPX) Reporting Protocol, Version 3.0
This reporting protocol is intended for reporting national case-based data for surveillance of monkeypox 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.
Communicable disease threats report, 31 July-6 August, week 31
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 31 July-6 August and includes updates on West Nile virus infection, monkeypox, COVID-19, cholera, diphteria, anthrax, Vibrio growth, Marburg virus disease, mass gatherings at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth games, MERS-CoV, and Poliovirus.
Typhoid fever outbreak linked to Rainbow gathering in Northern Italy
On 10 September 2017, French authorities reported to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) three cases of typhoid fever linked to the European Rainbow gathering that took place in Tramonti di Sopra, Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, Italy, from 23 July to 21 August 2017.
Rapid risk assessment: Cases of Lassa fever in the Netherlands ex Sierra Leone
On 20 and 24 November 2019, respectively, the Dutch public health authorities confirmed two imported cases of Lassa fever from Sierra Leone. Both were Dutch healthcare workers who worked in a rural hospital in Sierra Leone.