ECDC Data

  1. This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 2-8 August 2020 and includes updates on the Ebola virus disease eleventh outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, poliomyelitis, West Nile virus, COVID-19 associated with SARS-CoV-2, monitoring environmental suitability of Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, influenza A(H3N2) variant virus – Hawaii, USA, tick-borne encephalitis in the UK, local transmission of dengue fever in France and babesiosis in the UK.
  2. Influenza activity started in week 45/2019 and returned to baseline levels in week 13/2020, earlier than previous seasons. Influenza viruses circulated at high levels between weeks 52/2019 and 10/2020 (based on increased proportions (40% and above) of sentinel specimens testing positive for influenza viruses). This is comparable to previous seasons.
  3. The aim of this document is to provide an overview of the epidemiology and disease characteristics of COVID-19 in children (0-18 years) in EU/EEA countries and the United Kingdom (UK), and an assessment of the role of childcare (preschools; ages 0-<5 years) and educational (primary and secondary schools; ages 5-18 years) settings in COVID-19 transmission.
  4. This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 26 July - 1 August 2020 and includes updates on COVID-19 associated with SARS-CoV-2, monitoring of Vibrio in the Baltic Sea, West Nile virus and dengue.
  5. Guidance on the gradual resumption of operations of cruise ships in the European Union in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.