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 15/201513 Apr 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 5 to 11 April 2015 and includes updates on influenza A(H5N1), Ebola virus disease epidemic – West Africa and... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

Summary of public health threats, CDTR week 14/201507 Apr 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 29 March-4 April 2015 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease, seasonal influenza, and MERS-CoV.-- Delivered by... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

Summary of public health threats, CDTR week 13/201530 Mar 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 22 to 28 March 2015 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease, seasonal influenza, measles, and Middle East... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

Summary of public health threats, CDTR week 12/201524 Mar 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 15 to 21 March 2015 and includes updates on seasonal influenza, Ebola Virus Disease and Middle East respiratory... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

Summary of public health threats, CDTR week 10/201509 Mar 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 1 to 7 March 2015, and includes updates on monitoring the 2014–2015 influenza season, the Ebola virus disease in... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

High level conference on “Ebola: From Emergency to Recovery”: response so far and planning the recovery03 Mar 2015

On March 3 2015, the European Union organised a high-level conference on the Ebola epidemic. The purpose was two-fold: first, to take stock of the ongoing emergency response and adapt it to the evolving situation on the ground, leading to eradication of the disease; second, to plan for the long... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

Summary of Public health threats, CDTR week 8/201523 Feb 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 15 to 21 February 2015 and includes updates on seasonal influenza, botulism in people who inject drugs, Middle East... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

Summary of Public health threats, CDTR week 7/201516 Feb 2015

Although the number of Ebola cases in West Africa have decreased during the last weeks, control efforts in the affected countries needs to be maintained to continue the significant drop and eventually achieve zero cases. To contribute to the field work related to surveillance activities and contact... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

Summary of public health threats, CDTR week 6, 201509 Feb 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 1 to 7 February 2015, and includes updates on botulism in people who inject drugs, monitoring the 2014–2015... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

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