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Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28084214/novel-real-time-pcr-based-patho-and-phylotyping-of-potentially-zoonotic-avian-influenza-a-subtype-h5-viruses-at-risk-of-incursion-into-europe-in-2017
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Mahmoud M Naguib, Annika Graaf, Andrea Fortin, Christine Luttermann, Ulrich Wernery, Nadim Amarin, Hussein A Hussein, Hesham Sultan, Basem Al Adhadh, Mohamed K Hassan, Martin Beer, Isabella Monne, Timm C Harder
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 5, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080959/sentinel-surveillance-of-imported-dengue-via-travellers-to-europe-2012-to-2014-tropnet-data-from-the-denguetools-research-initiative
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Andreas Neumayr, Jose Muñoz, Mirjam Schunk, Emmanuel Bottieau, Jakob Cramer, Guido Calleri, Rogelio López-Vélez, Andrea Angheben, Thomas Zoller, Leo Visser, Núria Serre-Delcor, Blaise Genton, Francesco Castelli, Marjan Van Esbroeck, Alberto Matteelli, Laurence Rochat, Elena Sulleiro, Florian Kurth, Federico Gobbi, Francesca Norman, Ilaria Torta, Jan Clerinx, David Poluda, Miguel Martinez, Antonia Calvo-Cano, Maria Paz Sanchez-Seco, Annelies Wilder-Smith, Christoph Hatz, Leticia Franco
We describe the epidemiological pattern and genetic characteristics of 242 acute dengue infections imported to Europe by returning travellers from 2012 to 2014. The overall geographical pattern of imported dengue (South-east Asia > Americas > western Pacific region > Africa) remained stable compared with 1999 to 2010. We isolated the majority of dengue virus genotypes and epidemic lineages causing outbreaks and epidemics in Asia, America and Africa during the study period. Travellers acted as sentinels for four unusual dengue outbreaks (Madeira, 2012-13; Luanda, 2013; Dar es Salaam, 2014; Tokyo, 2014)...
January 5, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080958/erratum-for-euro-surveill-2016-21-50
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(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 5, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079520/genetic-characterisation-of-novel-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-hpai-h5n6-viruses-isolated-in-birds-south-korea-november-2016
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Young-Jae Si, In Won Lee, Eun-Ha Kim, Young-Il Kim, Hyeok-Il Kwon, Su-Jin Park, Hiep Dinh Nguyen, Se Mi Kim, Jin-Jung Kwon, Won-Suk Choi, Yun Hee Beak, Min-Suk Song, Chul-Joong Kim, Richard J Webby, Young-Ki Choi
A novel genotype of H5N6 influenza viruses was isolated from migratory birds in South Korea during November 2016. Domestic outbreaks of this virus were associated with die-offs of wild birds near reported poultry cases in Chungbuk province, central South Korea. Genetic analysis and animal studies demonstrated that the Korean H5N6 viruses are highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses and that these viruses are novel reassortants of at least three different subtypes (H5N6, H4N2 and H1N1).
January 5, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079519/trends-in-antimicrobial-susceptibility-for-azithromycin-and-ceftriaxone-in-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-isolates-in-amsterdam-the-netherlands-between-2012-and-2015
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Carolien M Wind, Maarten F Schim van der Loeff, Alje P van Dam, Henry Jc de Vries, Jannie J van der Helm
Resistance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae to azithromycin and ceftriaxone has been increasing in the past years. This is of concern since the combination of these antimicrobials is recommended as the first-line treatment option in most guidelines. To analyse trends in antimicrobial resistance, we retrospectively selected all consultations with a positive N. gonorrhoeae culture at the sexually transmitted infection clinic, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from January 2012 through September 2015. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) for azithromycin and ceftriaxone were analysed per year, and determinants associated with decreased susceptibility to azithromycin (MIC > 0...
January 5, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006654/authors-reply-new-metrics-to-monitor-progress-towards-global-hiv-targets-using-the-estimated-number-of-undiagnosed-hiv-infected-individuals-as-denominator
#6
LETTER
Anastasia Pharris, Chantal Quinten, Teymur Noori, Andrew J Amato-Gauci, Ard van Sighem
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 15, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006653/evaluation-of-molecular-typing-of-foodborne-pathogens-in-european-reference-laboratories-from-2012-to-2013
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Susanne Schjørring, Taina Niskanen, Mia Torpdahl, Jonas T Björkman, Eva Møller Nielsen
In 2012, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) initiated external quality assessment (EQA) schemes for molecular typing including the National Public Health Reference Laboratories in Europe. The overall aim for these EQA schemes was to enhance the European surveillance of food-borne pathogens by evaluating and improving the quality and comparability of molecular typing. The EQAs were organised by Statens Serum Institut (SSI) and included Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica, verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) and Listeria monocytogenes...
December 15, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006652/letter-to-the-editor-new-metrics-to-monitor-progress-towards-global-hiv-targets-using-the-estimated-number-of-undiagnosed-hiv-infected-individuals-as-denominator
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LETTER
André Sasse
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 15, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006651/identification-of-dengue-type-2-virus-in-febrile-travellers-returning-from-burkina-faso-to-france-related-to-an-ongoing-outbreak-october-to-november-2016
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Carole Eldin, Philippe Gautret, Antoine Nougairede, Mélanie Sentis, Laetitia Ninove, Nadia Saidani, Matthieu Million, Philippe Brouqui, Remi Charrel, Philippe Parola
Dengue fever is rarely reported in travellers returning from Africa. We report two cases of dengue fever in travellers returning from Burkina Faso to France. One of them presented a severe dengue fever with ALT > 1,000 IU/L and pericarditis. Serotype 2 was identified. The cases reflect a large ongoing outbreak with over 1,000 reported cases between August and November in the capital city. Clinicians should consider dengue fever in malaria-negative febrile travellers returning from Africa.
December 15, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006650/rise-of-multidrug-resistant-non-vaccine-serotype-15a-streptococcus-pneumoniae-in-the-united-kingdom-2001-to-2014
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Carmen Sheppard, Norman K Fry, Shazad Mushtaq, Neil Woodford, Rosy Reynolds, Regina Janes, Rachel Pike, Robert Hill, Maimuna Kimuli, Peter Staves, Michel Doumith, Timothy Harrison, David M Livermore
Conjugate vaccines have reduced pneumococcal disease in vaccinated children and unvaccinated adults, but non-vaccine serotypes are of concern, particularly if antibiotic resistant. We reviewed Streptococcus pneumoniae collected via: (i) the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) surveillances from 2001-2014; (ii) Public Health England's (PHE) invasive isolate surveillance from 2005-2014 and (iii) referral to PHE for resistance investigation from 2005-2014. Serotype 15A increased in all series, with many representatives showing triple resistance to macrolides, tetracyclines and penicillin...
December 15, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006649/serodiagnosis-of-zika-virus-zikv-infections-by-a-novel-ns1-based-elisa-devoid-of-cross-reactivity-with-dengue-virus-antibodies-a-multicohort-study-of-assay-performance-2015-to-2016
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Katja Steinhagen, Christian Probst, Christiane Radzimski, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, Petra Emmerich, Marjan van Esbroeck, Janke Schinkel, Martin P Grobusch, Abraham Goorhuis, Jens M Warnecke, Erik Lattwein, Lars Komorowski, Andrea Deerberg, Sandra Saschenbrecker, Winfried Stöcker, Wolfgang Schlumberger
Serological diagnosis of Zika virus (ZIKV) infections is challenging due to high cross-reactivity between flaviviruses. We evaluated the diagnostic performance of a novel anti-ZIKV ELISA based on recombinant ZIKV non-structural protein 1 (NS1). Assay sensitivity was examined using sera from 27 patients with reverse transcription (RT)-PCR-confirmed and 85 with suspected ZIKV infection. Specificity was analysed using sera from 1,015 healthy individuals. Samples from 252 patients with dengue virus (n = 93), West Nile virus (n = 34), Japanese encephalitis virus (n = 25), chikungunya virus (n = 19) or Plasmodium spp...
December 15, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983512/highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-a-h5n8-outbreaks-protection-and-management-of-exposed-people-in-europe-2014-15-and-2016
#12
Cornelia Adlhoch, Ian H Brown, Svetla G Angelova, Ádám Bálint, Ruth Bouwstra, Silke Buda, Maria R Castrucci, Gavin Dabrera, Ádám Dán, Christian Grund, Timm Harder, Wim van der Hoek, Katalin Krisztalovics, Frances Parry-Ford, Rodica Popescu, Anders Wallensten, Anna Zdravkova, Siamak Zohari, Svetla Tsolova, Pasi Penttinen
Introduction of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus A(H5N8) into Europe prompted animal and human health experts to implement protective measures to prevent transmission to humans. We describe the situation in 2016 and list public health measures and recommendations in place. We summarise critical interfaces identified during the A(H5N1) and A(H5N8) outbreaks in 2014/15. Rapid exchange of information between the animal and human health sectors is critical for a timely, effective and efficient response...
December 8, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983511/erratum-for-euro-surveill-2016-21-48
#13
(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 8, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983510/comparison-of-leishmania-typing-results-obtained-from-16-european-clinical-laboratories-in-2014
#14
Gert Van der Auwera, Aldert Bart, Carmen Chicharro, Sofia Cortes, Leigh Davidsson, Trentina Di Muccio, Jean-Claude Dujardin, Ingrid Felger, Maria Grazia Paglia, Felix Grimm, Gundel Harms, Charles L Jaffe, Monika Manser, Christophe Ravel, Florence Robert-Gangneux, Jeroen Roelfsema, Seray Töz, Jaco J Verweij, Peter L Chiodini
Leishmaniasis is endemic in southern Europe, and in other European countries cases are diagnosed in travellers who have visited affected areas both within the continent and beyond. Prompt and accurate diagnosis poses a challenge in clinical practice in Europe. Different methods exist for identification of the infecting Leishmania species. Sixteen clinical laboratories in 10 European countries, plus Israel and Turkey, conducted a study to assess their genotyping performance. DNA from 21 promastigote cultures of 13 species was analysed blindly by the routinely used typing method...
December 8, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983509/community-wide-outbreaks-of-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome-associated-with-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-o26-in-italy-and-romania-a-new-challenge-for-the-european-union
#15
LETTER
Ettore Severi, Flavie Vial, Emilie Peron, Otilia Mardh, Taina Niskanen, Johanna Takkinen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 8, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983508/new-version-of-the-epidemic-intelligence-information-system-for-food-and-waterborne-diseases-and-zoonoses-epis-fwd-launched
#16
Celine M Gossner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 8, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934585/estimating-hiv-incidence-and-number-of-undiagnosed-individuals-living-with-hiv-in-the-european-union-european-economic-area-2015
#17
Anastasia Pharris, Chantal Quinten, Teymur Noori, Andrew J Amato-Gauci, Ard van Sighem
Since 2011, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) incidence appears unchanged in the European Union/European Economic Area with between 29,000 and 33,000 new cases reported annually up to 2015. Despite evidence that HIV diagnosis is occurring earlier post-infection, the estimated number of people living with HIV (PLHIV) who were unaware of being infected in 2015 was 122,000, or 15% of all PLHIV (n=810,000). This is concerning as such individuals cannot benefit from highly effective treatment and may unknowingly sustain transmission...
December 1, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934584/monitoring-of-hiv-testing-services-in-the-eu-eea
#18
Lara Tavoschi, David Hales
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934583/bacillus-cereus-induced-food-borne-outbreaks-in-france-2007-to-2014-epidemiology-and-genetic-characterisation
#19
Benjamin Glasset, Sabine Herbin, Laurent Guillier, Sabrina Cadel-Six, Marie-Léone Vignaud, Joel Grout, Sylvie Pairaud, Valérie Michel, Jacques-Antoine Hennekinne, Nalini Ramarao, Anne Brisabois
The aim of this study was to identify and characterise Bacillus cereus from a unique national collection of 564 strains associated with 140 strong-evidence food-borne outbreaks (FBOs) occurring in France during 2007 to 2014. Starchy food and vegetables were the most frequent food vehicles identified; 747 of 911 human cases occurred in institutional catering contexts. Incubation period was significantly shorter for emetic strains compared with diarrhoeal strains A sub-panel of 149 strains strictly associated to 74 FBOs and selected on Coliphage M13-PCR pattern, was studied for detection of the genes encoding cereulide, diarrhoeic toxins (Nhe, Hbl, CytK1 and CytK2) and haemolysin (HlyII), as well as panC phylogenetic classification...
December 1, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934582/more-than-20-years-after-re-emerging-in-the-1990s-diphtheria-remains-a-public-health-problem-in-latvia
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Ieva Kantsone, Irina Lucenko, Jurijs Perevoscikovs
In 1994, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the goal of eliminating diphtheria within the WHO European Region by the year 2000. However, in 1990 an epidemic emerged within the Russian Federation and spread to other countries, including Latvia, by 1994. We describe national surveillance and immunisation coverage data in Latvia from 1994 to 2014 and present historical data from 1946. We defined a laboratory-confirmed case as a clinical case in which toxin-producing Corynebacterium diphtheriae, C. ulcerans or C...
December 1, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
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