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Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis sequence type (ST)11 infections linked to poultry products in the EU/EEA and the United Kingdom

ECDC - Risk assessments - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 14:00
Between May 2018 and December 2020, 193 human cases of Salmonella Enteritidis sequence type (ST)11 were reported in Denmark (2), Finland (4), France (33), Germany (6), Ireland (12), the Netherlands (3), Poland (5), Sweden (6), and the United Kingdom (UK) (122). One in five cases was hospitalised. One death was reported. Fifty percent of the cases were children ≤ 18 years. The most recent case was reported by the UK in December 2020.
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Campylobacter and Salmonella cases stable in the EU

ECDC - News - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 14:00
The number of reported human cases of illness caused by Campylobacter and Salmonella bacteria across Europe appears to have stabilised over the past five years, according to the latest report on zoonotic diseases by EFSA and ECDC.
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Threat Assessment Brief: First identification of human cases of avian influenza A(H5N8) infection

ECDC - Risk assessments - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 14:00
This Threat Assessment Brief considers the risk of infection related to avian influenza A(H5N8) virus to the general population and the occupationally exposed.
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Ebola virus disease outbreak in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2021

ECDC - Risk assessments - Mon, 02/22/2021 - 14:00
On 7 February 2021, an Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak was declared by the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in the North Kivu province in the eastern part of the country.
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Ebola virus disease outbreak in Guinea, 2021

ECDC - Risk assessments - Mon, 02/22/2021 - 14:00
On 14 February 2021, national authorities declared an Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the rural area of Gouéké in Nzérékoré region, Guinea. As of 18 February 2021, seven EVD cases (three confirmed and four probable) have been identified, including five deaths.
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SARS-CoV-2 in mink: recommendations to improve monitoring

ECDC - News - Fri, 02/19/2021 - 14:00
Early detection of SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) should be a priority objective for monitoring activities at mink farms in the EU.
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Detailed data on COVID-19 vaccination progress in the EU/EEA available via Vaccine Tracker and in weekly reports

ECDC - News - Thu, 02/18/2021 - 14:00
Vaccination campaigns against COVID-19 disease are well under way in all EU/EEA countries, and more detailed information is now available on the ECDC website.
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Epidemiological update: West Nile virus transmission season in Europe, 2020

ECDC - News - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 14:00
As of 1 February 2021, European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) Member States and EU-neighbouring countries reported 336 locally-acquired human cases of West Nile virus infections in 2020. The last case of this transmission season was reported by the Netherlands in week 47.
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Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in North Kivu – Democratic Republic of the Congo – 2021

ECDC - News - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 14:00
As of 14 February 2021, four cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), including two deaths, have been reported in the North Kivu province in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where a large outbreak was declared over in June 2020. Two health zones are currently affected: Biena and Katwa.
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Risk assessment: SARS-CoV-2 - increased circulation of variants of concern and vaccine rollout in the EU/EEA, 14th update

ECDC - Risk assessments - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 14:00
This risk assessment provides an overall update on the COVID-19 situation in the EU/EEA, including latest data on the situation with SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern covered by previous targeted risk assessments.
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Ebola virus disease in Nzérékoré – Guinea

ECDC - News - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 14:00
As of 14 February 2021, seven cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in Guinea, including three deaths. Among these cases, three have been laboratory-confirmed at the national reference laboratory. Four cases remain in isolation at healthcare facilities.
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ECDC Response to European Ombudsman inquiry

ECDC - News - Tue, 02/09/2021 - 14:00
ECDC welcomes the release of the European Ombudsman report, which highlights a number of important proposals for how the ECDC’s role in Europe’s defence against infectious diseases can be strengthened.
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Monitoring COVID-19 vaccination progress across Europe

ECDC - News - Mon, 02/01/2021 - 14:00
Following the conditional marketing authorisation and deployment of the first COVID-19 vaccines in the EU/EEA, all countries have started vaccination campaigns by vaccinating people in priority groups. To monitor the progress of vaccination efforts across the EU/EEA, ECDC has set up a monitoring system for collection of key vaccine rollout indicators.
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Work Programme 2021 of the EU Initiative on Health Security

ECDC - News - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 14:00
On 27 March 2020, the European Commission Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) and ECDC signed an agreement for the implementation of the EU Initiative on Health Security.
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Risk related to the spread of new SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern in the EU/EEA – first update

ECDC - Risk assessments - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 14:00
This risk assessment presents the latest available information on the recent emergence of three variants of concern, VOC 202012/01 identified in the United Kingdom (UK), 501Y.V2 identified in South Africa, and P.1 identified in Brazil and Japan.
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The launch of joint Response Measures Database

ECDC - News - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 14:00
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission have recently launched their joint Response Measures Database.
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Risk Assessment: Risk related to spread of new SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern in the EU/EEA

ECDC - Risk assessments - Tue, 12/29/2020 - 14:00
This risk assessment presents the latest available information on the recent emergence of two variants of potential concern, VOC 202012/01 discovered in the United Kingdom (UK) and another variant, 501.V2 identified in South Africa. It also assesses the risk of these variants of concern being introduced and spread in the EU/EEA, as well as the increased impact this would have on health systems in the coming weeks.
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ECDC releases COVID-19 vaccination rollout strategies for EU/EEA

ECDC - News - Tue, 12/22/2020 - 14:00
On 22 December ECDC released the technical report titled ‘COVID-19 vaccination and prioritisation strategies in the EU/EEA’, following the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommendation for authorisation of the vaccine Comirnaty, developed by BioNTech and Pfizer.
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First COVID-19 vaccine authorised for use in the European Union

ECDC - News - Mon, 12/21/2020 - 14:00
ECDC welcomes the authorisation of the first vaccine against COVID-19 in EU/EEA. We have been looking forward to this moment for a long time.
On 21 December, EMA recommended granting a conditional marketing authorisation for the vaccine Comirnaty, developed by BioNTech and Pfizer, to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in people from 16 years of age. On the same day, the European Commission has granted market authorisation for EU-wide use.
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Threat Assessment Brief: Rapid increase of a SARS-CoV-2 variant with multiple spike protein mutations observed in the United Kingdom

ECDC - Risk assessments - Sun, 12/20/2020 - 14:00
Over the last few weeks, the United Kingdom (UK) has faced a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in South East England, leading to enhanced epidemiological and virological investigations.
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