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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/27922450/addendum-for-euro-surveill-2016-21-46
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November 24, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922449/authors-correction-for-euro-surveill-2016-21-46
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November 24, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918264/a-major-impact-of-the-influenza-seasonal-epidemic-on-intensive-care-units-r%C3%A3-union-april-to-august-2016
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Laurent Filleul, Dany Bakoly Ranoaritiana, Elsa Balleydier, David Vandroux, Clémence Ferlay, Marie-Christine Jaffar-Bandjee, Julien Jaubert, Bénédicte Roquebert, Bruno Lina, Martine Valette, Bruno Hubert, Sophie Larrieu, Elise Brottet
The 2016 seasonal influenza in Réunion in the southern hemisphere, was dominated by influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 (possibly genogroup 6B.1). An estimated 100,500 patients with acute respiratory infection (ARI) consulted a physician (cumulative attack rate 11.9%). Sixty-six laboratory-confirmed cases (65.7/100,000 ARI consultations) were hospitalised in an intensive care unit, the highest number since 2009. Impact on intensive care units was major. Correlation between severe cases was 0.83 between Réunion and France and good for 2009 to 2015...
November 24, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918262/prevalence-and-correlates-of-vaccine-hesitancy-among-general-practitioners-a-cross-sectional-telephone-survey-in-france-april-to-july-2014
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Pierre Verger, Fanny Collange, Lisa Fressard, Aurélie Bocquier, Arnaud Gautier, Céline Pulcini, Jocelyn Raude, Patrick Peretti-Watel
This article sought to estimate the prevalence of vaccine hesitancy (VH) among French general practitioners (GPs) and to study its demographic, professional and personal correlates. We conducted a cross-sectional telephone survey about GPs' vaccination-related attitudes and practices in 2014 in a national panel of 1,712 GPs in private practice, randomly selected from an exhaustive database of health professionals in France. A cluster analysis of various dimensions of VH (self-reported vaccine recommendations, perceptions of vaccine risks and usefulness) identified three clusters: 86% of GPs (95% confidence interval (CI): 84-88) were not or only slightly vaccine-hesitant, 11% (95% CI: 9-12) moderately hesitant and 3% (95% CI: 3-4) highly hesitant or opposed to vaccination...
November 24, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918261/indoor-development-of-aedes-aegypti-in-germany-2016
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Helge Kampen, Stephanie Jansen, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, Doreen Walther
In spring 2016, a German traveller returning from Martinique cultivated imported plant offsets in her home, and accidentally bred Aedes aegypti. Thirteen adult mosquito specimens submitted for identification and the traveller were tested for Zika, dengue and chikungunya virus infections, with negative results. The detection of Ae. aegypti by the 'Mueckenatlas' project demonstrates the value of this passive surveillance scheme for potential public health threats posed by invasive mosquitoes in Germany.
November 24, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918258/prolonged-excretion-of-type-2-poliovirus-from-a-primary-immune-deficient-patient-during-the-transition-to-a-type-2-poliovirus-free-world-israel-2016
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Merav Weil, Lester M Shulman, Sophia Heiman, Tali Stauber, Jacqueline Alfandari, Leah Weiss, Ilana Silberstein, Viki Indenbaum, Ella Mendelson, Danit Sofer
Wild poliovirus type-2 has been eradicated, use of live type-2 vaccine has been terminated globally, and all type-2 polioviruses are under strict laboratory containment protocols. Re-emergence may arise from prolonged asymptomatic excretion of poliovirus by hospitalised primary immune deficient (PID) patients, as described here, through repeated exposure of close contacts to high titres of infected material. At this transition time, PID patients should be screened and hospital containment protocols updated in parallel with laboratory containment...
November 24, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918269/prevention-of-hospital-acquired-bloodstream-infections-through-chlorhexidine-gluconate-impregnated-washcloth-bathing-in-intensive-care-units-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-crossover-trials
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Elsa Afonso, Koen Blot, Stijn Blot
We assessed the impact of 2% daily patient bathing with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) washcloths on the incidence of hospital-acquired (HA) and central line-associated (CLA) bloodstream infections (BSI) in intensive care units (ICUs). We searched randomised studies in Medline, EMBASE, Cochrane Library (CENTRAL) and Web of Science databases up to April 2015. Primary outcomes were total HABSI, central line, and non-central line-associated BSI rates per patient-days. Secondary outcomes included Gram-negative and Gram-positive BSI rates and adverse events...
November 17, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918268/severe-paediatric-conditions-linked-with-ev-a71-and-ev-d68-france-may-to-october-2016
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Denise Antona, Manoëlle Kossorotoff, Isabelle Schuffenecker, Audrey Mirand, Marianne Leruez-Ville, Clément Bassi, Mélodie Aubart, Florence Moulin, Daniel Lévy-Bruhl, Cécile Henquell, Bruno Lina, Isabelle Desguerre
We report 59 cases of severe paediatric conditions linked with enterovirus (EV)-A71 and EV-D68 in France between May and October 2016. Fifty-two children had severe neurological symptoms. EV sequence-based typing for 42 cases revealed EV-A71 in 21 (18 subgenotype C1, detected for the first time in France) and EV-D68 in eight. Clinicians should be encouraged to obtain stool and respiratory specimens from patients presenting with severe neurological disorders for EV detection and characterisation.
November 17, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918266/ecdc-publishes-2015-surveillance-data-on-antimicrobial-resistance-and-antimicrobial-consumption-in-europe
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K Weist, L Diaz Högberg
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November 17, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918263/mycobacterium-chimaera-colonisation-of-heater-cooler-units-hcu-in-western-australia-2015-investigation-of-possible-iatrogenic-infection-using-whole-genome-sequencing
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James Owen Robinson, Geoffrey Wallace Coombs, David John Speers, Terillee Keehner, Anthony David Keil, Victoria D'Abrera, Peter Boan, Stanley Pang
Following the reported link between heater-cooler unit (HCU) colonisation with Mycobacterium chimaera and endocarditis, mycobacterial sampling of all HCUs in use in Western Australia was initiated from August 2015, revealing M. chimaera colonisation in 10 of 15 HCUs. After M. chimaera was isolated from a pleural biopsy from a cardiothoracic patient who may have been exposed to a colonised HCU, a whole genome sequencing investigation was performed involving 65 specimens from 15 HCUs across five hospitals to assess if this infection was related to the HCU...
November 17, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918256/mycobacterium-chimaera-infections-associated-with-heater-cooler-units-hcu-closing-another-loophole-in-patient-safety
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EDITORIAL
Marc J Struelens, Diamantis Plachouras
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November 17, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918255/outbreak-of-enterovirus-d68-of-the-new-b3-lineage-in-stockholm-sweden-august-to-september-2016
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Robert Dyrdak, Malin Grabbe, Berit Hammas, Jonas Ekwall, Karin E Hansson, Joachim Luthander, Pontus Naucler, Henrik Reinius, Maria Rotzén-Östlund, Jan Albert
We report an enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) outbreak in Stockholm Sweden in 2016. Between 22 August and 25 September EV-D68 was detected in 74/495 respiratory samples analysed at the Karolinska University Hospital. During the peak week, 30/91 (33%) samples were EV-D68 positive. Viral protein (VP)P4/VP2 sequencing revealed that cases were caused by B3 lineage strains. Forty-four (59%) EV-D68-positive patients were children aged ≤ 5 years. Ten patients had severe respiratory or neurological symptoms and one died...
November 17, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918254/clinical-implications-of-mycobacterium-chimaera-detection-in-thermoregulatory-devices-used-for-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-ecmo-germany-2015-to-2016
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Franziska C Trudzinski, Uwe Schlotthauer, Annegret Kamp, Kai Hennemann, Ralf M Muellenbach, Udo Reischl, Barbara Gärtner, Heinrike Wilkens, Robert Bals, Mathias Herrmann, Philipp M Lepper, Sören L Becker
Mycobacterium chimaera, a non-tuberculous mycobacterium, was recently identified as causative agent of deep-seated infections in patients who had previously undergone open-chest cardiac surgery. Outbreak investigations suggested an aerosol-borne pathogen transmission originating from water contained in heater-cooler units (HCUs) used during cardiac surgery. Similar thermoregulatory devices are used for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and M. chimaera might also be detectable in ECMO treatment settings...
November 17, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918267/outbreak-of-neisseria-meningitidis-capsular-group-w-among-scouts-returning-from-the-world-scout-jamboree-japan-2015
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Alison Smith-Palmer, Ken Oates, Diana Webster, Sarah Taylor, Kevin J Scott, Gemma Smith, Benjamin Parcell, Ann Lindstrand, Anders Wallensten, Hans Fredlund, Micael Widerström, Jim McMenamin
The 23rd World Scout Jamboree was held in Japan from 28 July to 8 August 2015 and was attended by over 33,000 scouts from 162 countries. An outbreak of invasive meningococcal disease capsular group W was investigated among participants, with four confirmed cases identified in Scotland, who were all associated with one particular scout unit, and two confirmed cases in Sweden; molecular testing showed the same strain to be responsible for illness in both countries. The report describes the public health action taken to prevent further cases and the different decisions reached with respect to how wide to extend the offer of chemoprophylaxis in the two countries; in Scotland, chemoprophylaxis was offered to the unit of 40 participants to which the four cases belonged and to other close contacts of cases, while in Sweden chemoprophylaxis was offered to all those returning from the Jamboree...
November 10, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918265/an-international-invasive-meningococcal-disease-outbreak-due-to-a-novel-and-rapidly-expanding-serogroup-w-strain-scotland-and-sweden-july-to-august-2015
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Jay Lucidarme, Kevin J Scott, Roisin Ure, Andrew Smith, Diane Lindsay, Bianca Stenmark, Susanne Jacobsson, Hans Fredlund, J Claire Cameron, Alison Smith-Palmer, Jim McMenamin, Steve J Gray, Helen Campbell, Shamez Ladhani, Jamie Findlow, Paula Mölling, Ray Borrow
The 23rd World Scout Jamboree in 2015 took place in Japan and included over 33,000 scouts from 162 countries. Within nine days of the meeting ending, six cases of laboratory-confirmed invasive serogroup W meningococcal disease occurred among scouts and their close contacts in Scotland and Sweden. The isolates responsible were identical to one-another by routine typing and, where known (4 isolates), belonged to the ST-11 clonal complex (cc11) which is associated with large outbreaks and high case fatality rates...
November 10, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918260/factors-influencing-the-spread-of-pertussis-in-households-a-prospective-study-catalonia-and-navarre-spain-2012-to-2013
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Pere Godoy, Manuel García-Cenoz, Diana Toledo, Glòria Carmona, Joan A Caylà, Miquel Alsedà, Josep Àlvarez, Irene Barrabeig, Neus Camps, Pere Plans, María Company, Jesús Castilla, Maria-Rosa Sala-Farré, Carmen Muñoz-Almagro, Cristina Rius, Àngela Domínguez
We aimed to investigate transmission rates of pertussis in household contacts of cases and factors associated with transmission. A prospective epidemiological study was conducted in 2012 and 2013 to determine the incidence of pertussis among household contacts of reported cases in Catalonia and Navarre, Spain. An epidemiological survey was completed for each case and contact, who were followed for 28 days to determine the source of infection (primary case) and detect the occurrence of secondary cases. Odds ratios (ORs) were used to estimate the effectiveness of vaccination and chemoprophylaxis in preventing new cases, using the formula (1 - OR) × 100...
November 10, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918259/letter-to-the-editor-potential-causes-of-the-decreased-effectiveness-of-the-influenza-a-h1n1-pdm09-strain-in-live-attenuated-influenza-vaccines
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LETTER
Christopher S Ambrose, Helen Bright, Raburn Mallory
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November 10, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918257/widespread-usutu-virus-outbreak-in-birds-in-the-netherlands-2016
#18
J M Rijks, M L Kik, R Slaterus, Rpb Foppen, A Stroo, J IJzer, J Stahl, A Gröne, Mgp Koopmans, H P van der Jeugd, Cbem Reusken
We report a widespread Usutu virus outbreak in birds in the Netherlands. Viral presence had been detected through targeted surveillance as early as April 2016 and increased mortality in common blackbirds and captive great grey owls was noticed from August 2016 onwards. Usutu virus infection was confirmed by post-mortem examination and RT-PCR. Extensive Usutu virus activity in the Netherlands in 2016 underlines the need to monitor mosquito activity and mosquito-borne infections in 2017 and beyond.
November 10, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881230/summer-music-and-arts-festivals-as-hot-spots-for-measles-transmission-experience-from-england-and-wales-june-to-october-2016
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Olivier le Polain de Waroux, Vanessa Saliba, Simon Cottrell, Nick Young, Malorie Perry, Antoaneta Bukasa, Mary Ramsay, Kevin Brown, Gayatri Amirthalingam
We report 52 cases of measles linked to music and arts festivals in England and Wales, between mid-June and mid-October 2016. Nearly half were aged 15 to 19 years. Several individuals who acquired measles at one festival subsequently attended another festival while infectious, resulting in multiple interlinked outbreaks. Transmission within festivals resulted in a geographical spread of cases nationally as well as internationally, which presents particular challenges for measles control.
November 3, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874827/weighing-serological-evidence-of-human-exposure-to-animal-influenza-viruses-a-literature-review
#20
Reina Saapke Sikkema, Gudrun Stephanie Freidl, Erwin de Bruin, Marion Koopmans
Assessing influenza A virus strains circulating in animals and their potential to cross the species barrier and cause human infections is important to improve human influenza surveillance and preparedness. We reviewed studies describing serological evidence of human exposure to animal influenza viruses. Comparing serological data is difficult due to a lack of standardisation in study designs and in laboratory methods used in published reports. Therefore, we designed a scoring system to assess and weigh specificity of obtained serology results in the selected articles...
November 3, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
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