Annual epidemiological reports for 2016
18 December 2018
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published three reports in its series of annual epidemiological reports on communicable diseases in Europe.
- Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) annual epidemiological report reported a total of six cases for 2016. For the first time, Spain reported two confirmed autochthonous cases. Bulgaria reported the remaining four cases, where CCHF is endemic in the Balkan region.
- Ebola and Marburg fevers - annual epidemiological report reported no cases of Ebola virus disease and Marburg haemorrhagic fever in European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) countries for 2016.
- Rift Valley fever - annual epidemiological report reported three travel-related cases of Rift Valley fever in EU/EEA countries for 2016. All cases reported by these countries between 2012 and 2016 were travel-related, with probable infection in Comoros, Egypt, Ghana, Mali or Uganda.
Source: ECDC, 12 December 2018