Infectious diseases

Infection is the invasion of a host organism's bodily tissues by disease-causing organisms, their multiplication, and the reaction of host tissues to these organisms and the toxins they produce.[1] Infectious diseases, also known as transmissible diseases orcommunicable diseases, comprise clinically evident illness (i.e., characteristic medical signs and/or symptoms of disease) resulting from the infection, presence and growth of pathogenic biological agents in an individual host organism.

Summary of public health threats, CDTR week 31/201503 Aug 2015

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals about active public health threats. This issue covers the period 26 July to 1 August 2015 and includes updates on a fatal case of anthrax following animal exposure in Bulgaria,... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
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Summary of Public health threats, CDTR week 27/201506 Jul 2015

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals about active public health threats. This issue covers the period 28 June to 4 July 2015 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease and Middle East respiratory syndrome –... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

Ebola, West Africa: Low intensity transmission continues, failure to achieve zero cases could result in persistent low-i...

ECDC Rapid risk assessment on the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa, published today, provides the latest figures on cases for the week 14-21 June 2015, re-assesses the risk of importation of Ebola virus disease into the EU and discusses options for risk reduction.-- Delivered by... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

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