ECDC has published Monitoring current threats: ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR), week 21/2014. Click through to download the PDF and use other links. The summary:
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report is a weekly bulletin intended for epidemiologists and health professionals in the area of communicable disease prevention and control. This issue covers the period 18 to 24 May 2014 and includes updates on:
Over the past week, 37 new MERS-CoV cases have been reported. Thirty cases were reported by Saudi Arabia. Seven cases, which occurred in 2012 in Jordan, have been included to the case count. The USA has reported a third case, via secondary transmission, however it does not meet the current case definition for a confirmed case, but meets the case definition of a probable case.
ECDC published its ninth updated rapid risk assessment on 24 April 2014.
Ebola Virus Disease – West Africa
Since the last update of 12 May 2014, there have been six new confirmed cases and five new deaths of Ebola Virus Disease. Media report a suspected family cluster in Télimélé, Guinea, which has not yet been confirmed by official sources.
ECDC has published an updated rapid risk assessment and provided guidance to Member States for travellers from and to the affected countries.