ECDC has published Monitoring current threats: ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR), week 41/2014. Click through to download the PDF. 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 from 5 to 11 October 2014 and includes updates on:
Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic
Since the last CDTR on 3 October, the affected countries have reported 854 additional cases and 527 additional fatalities. On 6 October 2014, Spanish authorities reported a confirmed case of EVD in a healthcare worker who cared for a Spanish patient repatriated from Sierra Leone to Spain with Ebola infection. This is the first transmission of Ebola infection in the European Union.
ECDC published two epidemiological updates on 7 and 10 October.
Compared with the previous season (2013-2014), influenza activity in the European region is low despite influenza virus detections, particularly in Spain and the UK.
A weekly joint update from ECDC and the WHO Regional office for Europe, Flu News Europe, was launched on 10 October.
West Nile Fever
During the past week, Italy reported one new confirmed case from the previously affected province of Mantova. In neighbouring countries, Serbia reported 11 new cases in the following areas: City of Belgrade (6), Juzno-banatski district (4) and the newly affected Sumadijski district.