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Defining linkage to care following human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) diagnosis for public health monitoring in Europe.

Euro Surveill 2018 Nov;23(48)

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Pond Street, London, United Kingdom.

Prompt linkage to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care after diagnosis is crucial to ensure optimal patient outcomes. However, few countries monitor this important public health marker and different definitions have been applied, making country and study comparisons difficult. This article presents an expert-agreed, standard definition of linkage to care for a pragmatic approach to public health monitoring, appropriate to the European context. Read More

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November 2018

Trends in seasonal influenza vaccine coverage of target groups in France, 2006/07 to 2015/16: Impact of recommendations and 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic.

Euro Surveill 2018 Nov;23(48)

ORS PACA, Observatoire Régional de la Santé Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Marseille, France.

Background and aimsSeasonal influenza vaccination (SIV) uptake (SIVU) rates in France are below target. We (i) describe trends in French SIVU over 10 consecutive seasons among different target groups and (ii) examine the effects of the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic and the publication of new SIV recommendations in 2011 and 2013.MethodsOur study was based on records of vaccines delivered in community pharmacies for a permanent, representative sample of 805,000 beneficiaries of the French National Health Insurance Fund. Read More

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November 2018
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Multidrug-resistant isolate, belonging to the internationally spreading Japanese FC428 clone, with ceftriaxone resistance and intermediate resistance to azithromycin, Ireland, August 2018.

Euro Surveill 2018 Nov;23(47)

Authors contributed equally to the work and share joint authorship.

We describe a multidrug-resistant urethritis case with ceftriaxone resistance and azithromycin intermediate resistance in a heterosexual man in Ireland, August 2018. Whole-genome sequencing showed that the isolate IR72 belongs to the internationally spreading multidrug-resistant ceftriaxone-resistant FC428 clade, initially described in Japan in 2015. IR72 was assigned MSLT ST1903, NG-MAST ST17842 and NG-STAR type 1133, including the ceftriaxone resistance-mediating 60. Read More

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November 2018

Arbovirus surveillance: first dengue virus detection in local mosquitoes in Europe, Catalonia, Spain, 2015.

Euro Surveill 2018 Nov;23(47)

IRTA, Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA, IRTA-UAB), Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain.

Dengue has emerged as the most important viral mosquito-borne disease globally. The current risk of dengue outbreaks in Europe appeared with the introduction of the vector mosquito in Mediterranean countries. Considering the increasing frequency of dengue epidemics worldwide and the movement of viraemic hosts, it is expected that new autochthonous cases will occur in the future in Europe. Read More

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November 2018

A comparison of two biological markers of recent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection: implications for the monitoring of interventions and strategies to reduce HCV transmission among people who inject drugs.

Euro Surveill 2018 Nov;23(47)

Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom.

BackgroundMonitoring hepatitis C virus (HCV) incidence is important for assessing intervention impact. Longitudinal studies of people who inject drugs (PWID), using repeated biological tests, are costly; alternatively, incidence can be estimated using biological markers of recent infection in cross-sectional studies.AimWe aimed to compare incidence estimates obtained from two different biological markers of recent infection in a cross-sectional study to inform monitoring approaches for HCV elimination strategies. Read More

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November 2018

Erratum for Euro Surveill. 2018;23(46).

Euro Surveill 2018 Nov;23(47)

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden.

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November 2018

Polio eradication: next steps and future challenges.

Euro Surveill 2018 Nov;23(47)

National Institute for Biological Standards and Controls (NIBSC), Potters Bar, United Kingdom.

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November 2018

Authors' correction for Euro Surveill. 2018;23(46).

Euro Surveill 2018 Nov;23(47)

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden.

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November 2018

Antimicrobials in acute and long-term care: a point in time along the way to improved use.

Euro Surveill 2018 Nov;23(46)

Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, United States.

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November 2018

Antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals: results from the second point prevalence survey (PPS) of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use, 2016 to 2017.

Euro Surveill 2018 11;23(46)

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden.

Antimicrobial agents used to treat infections are life-saving. Overuse may result in more frequent adverse effects and emergence of multidrug-resistant microorganisms. In 2016-17, we performed the second point-prevalence survey (PPS) of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals. Read More

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November 2018
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7th scientific seminar 'Artificial intelligence (AI) in epidemiology: a reality in 2018?' at ESCAIDE 2018 in Malta.

Euro Surveill 2018 Nov;23(46)

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden.

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November 2018

Prospective enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) surveillance from September 2015 to November 2018 indicates a current wave of activity in Wales.

Euro Surveill 2018 Nov;23(46)

Public Health Wales Health Protection Division, Number 2 Capital Quarter, Tyndall Way, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.

Since 7 June 2018, an enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68) season (the third since 2015) is ongoing in Wales, with 114 confirmed cases thus far. Median age of the 220 cases since 2015 is 2.5 years (2. Read More

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November 2018
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Antimicrobial prescribing in long-term care facilities: a nationwide point-prevalence study, Slovenia, 2016.

Euro Surveill 2018 Nov;23(46)

Department of Infectious Diseases, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Residents in long-term care are at high risk of infections because of their old age and many related health problems that lead to frequent antibiotic prescribing. The aim of the study was to assess antibiotic use in Slovenian long-term care facilities (LTCFs). The point-prevalence study was conducted between April and June 2016. Read More

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November 2018
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Antimicrobial use in European long-term care facilities: results from the third point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use, 2016 to 2017.

Euro Surveill 2018 Nov;23(46)

Members of the HALT Study Group have been listed at the end of this article.

Antimicrobials are commonly prescribed and contribute to the development of antimicrobial resistance in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). In 2010, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control initiated point prevalence surveys (PPS) of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European LTCFs, performed by external contractors as the Healthcare-Associated infections in Long-Term care facilities (HALT) projects. Here, we investigated prevalence and characteristics of antimicrobial use and antimicrobial stewardship indicators in European LTCFs in 2016-17. Read More

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November 2018
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Prevalence of healthcare-associated infections, estimated incidence and composite antimicrobial resistance index in acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities: results from two European point prevalence surveys, 2016 to 2017.

Euro Surveill 2018 Nov;23(46)

Members of the Healthcare-Associated Infections Prevalence Study Group are listed at the end of this article.

Point prevalence surveys of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and antimicrobial use in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) from 2016 to 2017 included 310,755 patients from 1,209 acute care hospitals (ACH) in 28 countries and 117,138 residents from 2,221 long-term care facilities (LTCF) in 23 countries. After national validation, we estimated that 6.5% (cumulative 95% confidence interval (cCI): 5. Read More

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November 2018
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Severe enterovirus A71 associated hand, foot and mouth disease, Vietnam, 2018: preliminary report of an impending outbreak.

Euro Surveill 2018 Nov;23(46)

Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Since January 2018, over 53,000 hospitalisations and six deaths due to hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) have occurred across Vietnam with most cases from September onward. In a large tertiary referral hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, enterovirus A71 subgenogroup C4 was predominant, while B5 was only sporadically detected. The re-emergence of C4 after causing a severe HFMD outbreak with > 200 deaths in 2011-12 among susceptible young children raises concern of another impending severe outbreak. Read More

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November 2018
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Antimicrobial prescribing and infections in long-term care facilities (LTCF): a multilevel analysis of the HALT 2016 study, Ireland, 2017.

Euro Surveill 2018 Nov;23(46)

Discipline of Bacteriology, School of Medicine, National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), Galway, Ireland.

BackgroundThe 2016 point prevalence survey (PPS) of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and antimicrobial use (AMU) in Irish long-term care facilities (LTCF) (HALT) showed a 9.8% AMU and 4.4% HAI prevalence, based on aggregated data analysis. Read More

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November 2018
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High prevalence of carriage of -positive enteric bacteria among healthy children from rural communities in the Chaco region, Bolivia, September to October 2016.

Euro Surveill 2018 Nov;23(45)

Clinical Microbiology and Virology Unit, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy.

BackgroundThe gene is a transferable resistance determinant against colistin, a last-resort antimicrobial for infections caused by multi-resistant Gram-negatives.AimTo study carriage of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in healthy school children as part of a helminth control and antimicrobial resistance survey in the Bolivian Chaco region.MethodsFrom September to October 2016 we collected faecal samples from healthy children in eight rural villages. Read More

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November 2018
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Echovirus type 6 transmission clusters and the role of environmental surveillance in early warning, the Netherlands, 2007 to 2016.

Euro Surveill 2018 Nov;23(45)

Centre for Infectious Disease Control (CIb), National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, the Netherlands.

BackgroundIn the Netherlands, echovirus type 6 (E6) is identified through clinical and environmental enterovirus surveillance (CEVS and EEVS). AimWe aimed to identify E6 transmission clusters and to assess the role of EEVS in surveillance and early warning of E6. MethodsWe included all E6 strains from CEVS and EEVS from 2007 through 2016. Read More

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November 2018

Tick-borne encephalitis in Europe, 2012 to 2016.

Euro Surveill 2018 Nov;23(45)

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden (affiliation when the work was performed).

Since 2012, tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a notifiable in the European Union. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control annually collects data from 28 countries plus Iceland and Norway, based on the EU case definition. Between 2012 and 2016, 23 countries reported 12,500 TBE cases (Ireland and Spain reported none), of which 11,623 (93. Read More

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November 2018
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High rates of meticillin-resistant among asylum seekers and refugees admitted to Helsinki University Hospital, 2010 to 2017.

Euro Surveill 2018 Nov;23(45)

Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

IntroductionAntimicrobial resistance is increasing rapidly in countries with low hygiene levels and poorly controlled antimicrobial use. The spread of resistant bacteria poses a threat to healthcare worldwide. Refugees and migrants from high-prevalence countries may add to a rise in multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria in low-prevalence countries. Read More

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November 2018
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Congenital brain abnormalities during a Zika virus epidemic in Salvador, Brazil, April 2015 to July 2016.

Euro Surveill 2018 Nov;23(45)

Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil.

BackgroundNorth-eastern Brazil was the region most affected by the outbreak of congenital Zika syndrome that followed the 2015 Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemics, with thousands of suspected microcephaly cases reported to the health authorities, mostly between late 2015 and early 2016. To describe clinical and epidemiological aspects of the outbreak of congenital brain abnormalities (CBAs) and to evaluate the accuracy of different head circumference screening criteria in predicting CBAs.MethodBetween April 2015 and July 2016, the Centers for Information and Epidemiologic Surveillance of Salvador, Brazil investigated the reported cases suspected of microcephaly and, based on intracranial imaging studies, confirmed or excluded a diagnosis of CBA. Read More

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November 2018
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Upsurge in echovirus 30 detections in five EU/EEA countries, April to September, 2018.

Euro Surveill 2018 11;23(44)

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden.

An upsurge in Echovirus 30 (E30) infections, associated with meningitis/meningoencephalitis, has been observed in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden in the period April to September 2018, compared with 2015-2017. In total, 658 E30 infections among 4,537 enterovirus infections were detected in 15 countries between January and September 2018 and affected mainly newborns and 26-45 year-olds. National public health institutes are reminded to remain vigilant and inform clinicians of the ongoing epidemic. Read More

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November 2018
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An unusual outbreak of norovirus associated with a Halloween-themed swimming pool party in England, 2016.

Euro Surveill 2018 Nov;23(44)

Public Health England, National Infections Service, Field Service, London, United Kingdom.

In October 2016, an outbreak of norovirus occurred among attendees of a Halloween-themed party at a public swimming pool in the south-east of England. Norovirus genogroup II was confirmed in 11 cases. In the retrospective cohort study of pool users, 68 individuals (37 female and 31 male), with a median age of 11 years (range: 0-50 years), met the case definition of developing diarrhoea or vomiting between 6 and 72 h after the pool visit. Read More

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November 2018

Addendum for Euro Surveill. 2018;23(10).

Euro Surveill 2018 Nov;23(44)

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden.

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November 2018
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Characterisation of HIV-1 transmission clusters and drug-resistant mutations in Denmark, 2004 to 2016.

Euro Surveill 2018 Nov;23(44)

Virus & Microbiological Special Diagnostics, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark.

This study describes the prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) drug resistance mutations among 1,815 patients in Denmark from 2004 to 2016 and characterises transmission clusters. POL sequences were analysed for subtype, drug resistance mutations and phylogenetic relationship. The prevalence of surveillance drug resistance mutations (SDRM) was 6. Read More

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November 2018
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Creating a web-based electronic tool to aid tuberculosis (TB) cluster investigation: data integration in TB surveillance activities in the United Kingdom, 2013 to 2016.

Euro Surveill 2018 Nov;23(44)

Institute for Global Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom.

Molecular technology to identify relatedness between complex isolates, representative of possible tuberculosis (TB) transmission between individuals, continues to evolve. At the same time, tools to utilise this information for public health action to improve TB control should also be implemented. Public Health England developed the Strain Typing Module (STM) as an integral part of the web-based surveillance system used in the United Kingdom following the roll-out of prospective 24 loci mycobacterial interspersed repetitive unit-variable number tandem repeat (MIRU-VNTR) strain typing. Read More

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November 2018
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Job vacancies at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

Euro Surveill 2018 Oct;23(43)

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden.

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October 2018

Increase in human West Nile and Usutu virus infections, Austria, 2018.

Euro Surveill 2018 Oct;23(43)

Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Between 28 June and 17 September 2018, 27 cases of human West Nile virus infections were recorded in Austria; four cases of West Nile neuroinvasive disease, 11 cases of West Nile fever, six infections detected by blood donation screening and six imported cases. In addition, 18 cases of human Usutu virus infections (all blood donors) were recorded. This is the highest number of annual infections recorded in Austria since the introduction of both viruses. Read More

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October 2018
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Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) in men who have sex with men (MSM): a re-emerging problem, Malta, 2018.

Euro Surveill 2018 Oct;23(43)

Genitourinary Clinic, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta.

From 1 January to 30 June 2018, 11 cases of Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV; all preserved samples (n = 4) genovar L2b) were identified at the Genitourinary Clinic (GUC), Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta. All cases were diagnosed in men who have sex with men (MSM); six participated in three group-sex parties. Here, we describe the outbreak and risk factors associated with LGV diagnoses in MSM in Malta in 2018. Read More

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October 2018
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Establishment of the South Korean national antimicrobial resistance surveillance system, Kor-GLASS, in 2016.

Euro Surveill 2018 Oct;23(42)

Division of Antimicrobial Resistance, National Research Institute of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cheongju, Korea.

Surveillance plays a pivotal role in overcoming antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacterial pathogens, and a variety of surveillance systems have been set up and employed in many countries. In 2015, the World Health Organization launched the Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS) as a part of the global action plan to enhance national and global surveillance and research. The aims of GLASS are to foster development of national surveillance systems and to enable collection, analysis and sharing of standardised, comparable and validated data on AMR between different countries. Read More

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October 2018

Authors' correction for Euro Surveill. 2018;23(39).

Euro Surveill 2018 Oct;23(42)

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden.

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October 2018

Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in Europe and beyond.

Euro Surveill 2018 Oct;23(42)

Faculty of Health Sciences, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway.

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October 2018

Antimicrobial resistance of major clinical pathogens in South Korea, May 2016 to April 2017: first one-year report from Kor-GLASS.

Euro Surveill 2018 Oct;23(42)

National Institute of Health, Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, Cheongju, Republic of Korea.

The Korean government established an antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance system, compatible with the Global AMR Surveillance System (GLASS): Kor-GLASS. We describe results from the first year of operation of the Kor-GLASS from May 2016 to April 2017, comprising all non-duplicated clinical isolates of major pathogens from blood urine faeces and urethral and cervical swabs from six sentinel hospitals. Antimicrobial susceptibility tests were carried out by disk diffusion, Etest, broth microdilution and agar dilution methods. Read More

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October 2018
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Outbreak of complex infections associated with contaminated octenidine mouthwash solution, Germany, August to September 2018.

Euro Surveill 2018 Oct;23(42)

Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Saarland University, Homburg/Saar, Germany.

Three German patients developed nosocomial pneumonia after cardiac surgery and had complex detected in respiratory specimens. Two patients died of septic multi-organ failure. Whole-genome sequencing detected genetically identical complex strains in patient samples, from a batch of octenidine mouthwash solution, which had been used for nursing care, as well as in samples obtained from the manufacturer during production. Read More

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October 2018
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Divergent approaches in the vaccination of recently arrived migrants to Europe: a survey of national experts from 32 countries, 2017.

Euro Surveill 2018 Oct;23(41)

Department of Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases, University of Groningen, University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.

BackgroundMigrants within the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) may be underimmunised and lack documentation on previous vaccinations. We investigated approaches to vaccination in recently arrived adult and child migrants, and guideline availability and implementation. : Between March and May 2017, a national vaccination expert from every EU/EEA country and Switzerland completed an electronic questionnaire. Read More

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October 2018
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The impact of 10 years of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in Australia: what additional disease burden will a nonavalent vaccine prevent?

Euro Surveill 2018 Oct;23(41)

Robinson Research Institute and Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide, North Adelaide, Australia.

Background: A National human papilloma virus (HPV) Vaccination Programme for the prevention of HPV infection and associated disease using the quadrivalent HPV vaccine (4vHPV) has been funded and implemented in Australia since 2007, initially for girls only and extended to boys in 2013, with uptake rates among the highest observed worldwide.

Aim: We report on the impact of this national programme on HPV prevalence and associated disease burden and estimate the potential impact of adopting a nonavalent HPV (9vHPV) vaccine.

Methods: We performed a non-systematic literature review of studies measuring the burden of HPV-associated disease and infection in Australia before and after introduction of HPV vaccination. Read More

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October 2018
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Hepatitis A outbreak linked to imported frozen strawberries by sequencing, Sweden and Austria, June to September 2018.

Euro Surveill 2018 Oct;23(41)

Public Health Agency of Sweden, Solna, Sweden.

Between June-September 2018, 20 hepatitis A cases were notified in six counties in Sweden. Combined epidemiological and microbiological investigations identified imported frozen strawberries produced in Poland as the source of the outbreak. Sequence analysis confirmed the outbreak strain IB in the strawberries with 100 % identity and the respective batch was withdrawn. Read More

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October 2018
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Cryptic severe malaria in a Moroccan man living in Tuscany, Italy, August 2018.

Euro Surveill 2018 Oct;23(41)

Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy.

In August 2018 a Moroccan man living in Tuscany developed malaria. The patient declared having not recently visited any endemic country, leading to diagnostic delay and severe malaria. As susceptibility to of Anopheles species in Tuscany is very low, and other risk factors for acquiring malaria could not be completely excluded, the case remains cryptic, similar to other malaria cases previously reported in African individuals living in Apulia in 2017. Read More

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October 2018
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Job vacancy at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

Euro Surveill 2018 Oct;23(41)

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden.

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October 2018

Hepatitis E in Italy: 5 years of national epidemiological, virological and environmental surveillance, 2012 to 2016.

Euro Surveill 2018 10;23(41)

National Center for Global Health - Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS), Rome, Italy.

Increasing numbers of hepatitis E cases are being reported in several European countries, including Italy, but the burden of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is largely unknown in the latter. To gain a better understanding of HEV epidemiology at national level in Italy, we piloted a strengthened and integrated human (epidemiological and virological) and environmental HEV surveillance system between 2012 and 2016. Over the 5-year period, 169 confirmed hepatitis E cases were identified, with a national annual incidence of 0. Read More

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October 2018
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Screening for neurocysticercosis in internationally adopted children: yield, cost and performance of serological tests, Italy, 2001 to 2016.

Euro Surveill 2018 Oct;23(40)

Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy.

IntroductionNeurocysticercosis (NCC) is one of the leading causes of epilepsy worldwide. The majority of cases in Europe are diagnosed in immigrants. Currently in Italy, routine serological screening for cysticercosis is recommended for internationally adopted children (IAC) coming from endemic countries. Read More

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October 2018
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Authors' correction for Euro Surveill. 2018;23(28).

Euro Surveill 2018 Oct;23(40)

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden.

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October 2018

Addendum for Euro Surveill. 2018;23(15).

Euro Surveill 2018 Oct;23(40)

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden.

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October 2018

Summary of available surveillance data on hepatitis C virus infection from eight Arctic countries, 2012 to 2014.

Euro Surveill 2018 Oct;23(40)

Liver Diseases and Hepatitis Program, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

We summarised available hepatitis C virus (HCV) surveillance data for 2012-14 from Arctic/sub-Arctic countries/regions. We sent a HCV data collection template by email to public health authorities in all jurisdictions. Population statistics obtained from census sources for each country were used to estimate rates of reported acute and chronic/undifferentiated HCV cases. Read More

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October 2018

Surveillance on speed: Being aware of infectious diseases in migrants mass accommodations - an easy and flexible toolkit for field application of syndromic surveillance, Germany, 2016 to 2017.

Euro Surveill 2018 Oct;23(40)

Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Berlin, Germany.

Europe received an increased number of migrants in 2015. Housing in inadequate mass accommodations (MA) made migrants prone to infectious disease outbreaks. In order to enhance awareness for infectious diseases (ID) and to detect clusters early, we developed and evaluated a syndromic surveillance system in three MA with medical centres in Berlin, Germany. Read More

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October 2018
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Transmission of toxigenic by a fully immunised resident returning from a visit to West Africa, United Kingdom, 2017.

Euro Surveill 2018 Sep;23(39)

Field Epidemiology Service, Public Health England, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

In early 2017, a United Kingdom (UK)-born person in their 20s presented with a skin ulcer on the foot 3 weeks after returning from Ghana. The patient had last received a diphtheria-containing vaccine in 2013, completing the recommended course. MALDI-TOF of a cutaneous swab identified . Read More

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September 2018
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