ECDC has published Summary of public health threats, CDTR week 16/2015. Click through to download the full report and use many links. The summary:
Seasonal influenza 2014–2015
Influenza activity is decreasing in most reporting countries.
The proportion of influenza-virus positive specimens from sentinel sources decreased from 36% in week 14 to 28% in week 15.
ECDC and WHO produce the Flu News Europe bulletin weekly.
Ebola virus disease in West Africa
The downward trend continues in the three affected countries.
Thirty-seven new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease were reported from WHO in the week from 6 April to 12 April (28 in Guinea and nine in Sierra Leone). Liberia reported no new confirmed cases. Although surveillance is improving in Guinea, unknown chains of transmission remain a source of new infections. The downward trend in Sierra Leone continues although challenges remain.
ECDC published an updated rapid risk assessment on 15 April 2015.
Influenza A(H7N9) – China
Additional 20 cases reported from China.
Since the last update on 11 March 2015, WHO reported 20 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A (H7N9) virus, including 4 deaths, in China. Cases were reported from five provinces: Anhui (3), Fujian (2), Guangdong (4), Shandong (1), and Zhejiang (10).
ECDC published an updated rapid risk assessment on 3 February 2015.