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ECDC4Africa CDC – latest updates: November 2023 to January 2024

ECDC - News - Sat, 01/27/2024 - 02:37
Latest updates on the ECDC4Africa CDC project.
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Vaccination coverage in the EU/EEA during Autumn 2023 campaigns

ECDC - News - Fri, 01/26/2024 - 14:14
Nearly 20 million people aged 60 years and above received COVID-19 vaccines during the autumn / winter campaign in the EU/EEA
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Online EpiPulse training for Montenegro

ECDC - News - Fri, 01/26/2024 - 01:42
On 17 January 2024, an online training on the EpiPulse platform was organised as part of the ECDC Accession Support to the Western Balkans and Türkiye.
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Africa CDC Public Health Emergency fellows visit ECDC

ECDC - News - Mon, 01/22/2024 - 23:44
From 15 to 19 January 2024, ECDC hosted a group of fellows from the Africa CDC Public Health Emergency Management Fellowship Programme.
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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

ECDC - News - Tue, 01/16/2024 - 17:42
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer after breast cancer to affect women aged 15–44 years in the European Union.
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RespiCast: the new European Respiratory Diseases Forecasting Hub

ECDC - News - Tue, 01/16/2024 - 05:19
The European Respiratory Diseases Forecasting Hub (RespiCast) is open for weekly submission of several respiratory disease indicators such as influenza-like-illness, acute respiratory infection and COVID-19.
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Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Virchow ST16 infections linked to the consumption of meat products containing chicken meat

ECDC - Risk assessments - Thu, 12/28/2023 - 13:03
Since June 2017, a cross-border outbreak of Salmonella Virchow ST16 has been ongoing in five EU/EEA countries, the UK, and the US. A total of 210 cases have been reported. No deaths have been reported. A majority of cases have been linked to local restaurants serving kebab meat.
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SARS-CoV-2 in animals: susceptibility of animal species, risk for animal and public health, monitoring, prevention and control

ECDC - Risk assessments - Thu, 12/28/2023 - 13:03
The epidemiological situation of SARS-CoV-2 in humans and animals is continually evolving. To date, animal species known to transmit SARS-CoV-2 are American mink, raccoon dog, cat, ferret, hamster, house mouse, Egyptian fruit bat, deer mouse and white-tailed deer. Among farmed animals, American mink have the highest likelihood to become infected from humans or animals and further transmit SARS-CoV-2.
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Outbreak of Shigella sonnei in the EU/EEA, the United Kingdom, and the United States among travellers returning from Cabo Verde

ECDC - Risk assessments - Thu, 12/28/2023 - 13:03
An increased reporting of shigellosis cases, mainly caused by Shigella sonnei, among travellers returning from Cabo Verde has been ongoing in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA), the United Kingdom (UK), and the United States (US) since September 2022. This outbreak evolved rapidly during November and December 2022.
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Threat Assessment Brief: Implications for the EU/EEA of the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron XBB.1.5 sub-lineage

ECDC - Risk assessments - Thu, 12/28/2023 - 13:03
According to the current ECDC assessment, there is moderate probability of XBB.1.5 becoming dominant in the EU/EEA and causing a substantial increase in the number of COVID-19 cases within the next one to two months.
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Intensified circulation of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and associated hospital burden in the EU/EEA

ECDC - Risk assessments - Thu, 12/28/2023 - 13:03
In recent weeks, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) circulation in the EU/EEA has intensified, with increasing transmission rates in all population groups and an earlier-than-usual start of the season. Several EU/EEA countries are experiencing high RSV circulation and the number of severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) due to RSV is increasing. At this time of the year RSV infections are not unusual, however this year there is more RSV activity and it began earlier than in pre-COVID-19 seasons.
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Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka ST413 possibly linked to consumption of chicken meat in the EU/EEA, Israel and the UK

ECDC - Risk assessments - Thu, 12/28/2023 - 13:03
A cross-border outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka ST413 has been ongoing in the EU/EEA, Israel, and the UK since September 2021.
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Time Series Analysis module in Italy

ECDC - News - Mon, 12/18/2023 - 16:07
On 11 – 15 December 2023, MediPIET Cohort 5, EPIET, EUPHEM and PAE fellows attended the annual Time Series Analysis (TSA) module hosted by Instituto Superiore di Sanita (ISS) in Rome, Italy.
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Acute respiratory infections in the EU/EEA: epidemiological update and current public health recommendations

ECDC - News - Fri, 12/15/2023 - 14:11
Several viral and bacterial respiratory pathogens are expected to continue co-circulating at variable levels during the coming months, and contribute to increased morbidity and mortality during this period. This is typical of every winter season.
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Public health action needed to mitigate the impact of respiratory pathogens for 2023-24 winter season in Europe

ECDC - News - Fri, 12/15/2023 - 14:11
ECDC urges EU/EEA Member States to strengthen vaccination campaigns and prepare for the possible need to increase emergency department and ICU capacity, as well as to consider a number of public health measures to reduce the impact of respiratory pathogens circulating this winter, in latest epidemiological update.
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Simulation exercise on preparedness for cross-border spread of healthcare-associated drug-resistant bacteria

ECDC - News - Fri, 12/15/2023 - 14:11
On 12-13 December 2023, ECDC organised a simulation exercise on the serious cross-border threat posed by the spread of antimicrobial resistance, in collaboration with WHO.
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ECDC assesses EU/EEA zoonotic avian flu preparedness and issues investigation protocol

ECDC - News - Fri, 12/15/2023 - 00:52
To assess the level of preparedness of EU/EEA Member States to respond to zoonotic avian flu outbreaks, ECDC has carried out two surveys - one assessing the laboratory capacity for molecular diagnosis and characterisation of zoonotic influenza viruses, and the other focussing on measures applied to protect exposed people during outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza.
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Prolonged multi country cluster of Listeria monocytogenes ST155 infections

ECDC - Risk assessments - Thu, 12/14/2023 - 00:35
A genomic cluster of Listeria monocytogenes sequence type (ST) 155, serogroup IIa, infections has been identified in the EU/EEA and the UK.
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Listeria cluster in 5 EU/EEA countries linked to ready-to-eat fish products

ECDC - News - Thu, 12/14/2023 - 00:35
A genomic cluster of Listeria monocytogenes infections has been identified in the EU/EEA and the United Kingdom, according to a Rapid Outbreak Assessment released today by ECDC and EFSA.
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Implications for the EU/EEA of the outbreak of mpox caused by Monkeypox virus clade I in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

ECDC - Risk assessments - Wed, 12/13/2023 - 12:33
An outbreak of mpox is ongoing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with 12 569 cases reported between 1 January and 12 November 2023.
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