Three vole species and one (?) novel arvicolid hantavirus pathogen: Tula virus revisited.
PMID: 26794642 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - January 14, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Clement J, Van Ranst M Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Multidrug-resistant organisms detected in refugee patients admitted to a University Hospital, Germany June‒December 2015.
t C Abstract Multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (MDR GNB) were found to colonise 60.8% (95% confidence interval: 52.3-68.9) of 143 refugee patients mainly from Syria (47), Afghanistan (29), and Somalia (14) admitted to the University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany, between June and December 2015. This percentage exceeds the prevalence of MDR GNB in resident patients four-fold. Healthcare personnel should be aware of this and the need to implement or adapt adequate infection control measures. PMID: 26794850 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - January 14, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Reinheimer C, Kempf VA, Göttig S, Hogardt M, Wichelhaus TA, O'Rourke F, Brandt C Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

The year past and the year ahead - some facts and figures about Eurosurveillance.
PMID: 26778107 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - January 7, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Imported cholera with acute renal failure after a short business-trip to the Philippines, Germany, October 2015.
r J Abstract A German businessman developed acute watery diarrhoea after a three-day trip to the Philippines. He was admitted with severe hypotension and acute renal failure, but recovered with rapid rehydration. Vibrio cholerae O1 serotype Ogawa was isolated. Physicians need to be aware of endemic cholera in Asia including the Philippines and consider this in their pre-travel advice. PMID: 26767388 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - January 7, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Slesak G, Fleck R, Jacob D, Grunow R, Schäfer J Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Evidence for a permanent presence of schistosomiasis in Corsica, France, 2015.
We present a case of acute schistosomiasis acquired in Corsica after bathing in the Cavu River during the summer of 2015. The diagnosis was made following epidemiological, laboratory and serological assessments. After a previous outbreak of urogenital schistosomiasis during the summer of 2013, when more than 120 infections were diagnosed, this further case indicates transmission was still effective in 2015, thus suggesting a permanent presence of schistosomiasis in Corsica. PMID: 26767427 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - January 7, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Berry A, Fillaux J, Martin-Blondel G, Boissier J, Iriart X, Marchou B, Magnaval JF, Delobel P Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Tuberculosis treatment outcome in the European Union and European Economic Area: an analysis of surveillance data from 2002‒2011.
Abstract Monitoring the treatment outcome (TO) of tuberculosis (TB) is essential to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention and to identify potential barriers for TB control. The global target is to reach a treatment success rate (TSR) of at least 85%. We aimed to assess the TB TO in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) between 2002 and 2011, and to identify factors associated with unsuccessful treatment. Only 18 countries reported information on TO for the whole observation period accounting for 250,854 new culture-confirmed pulmonary TB cases. The 85% target of TSR was not reached in any...
Source: Euro Surveill - December 10, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Karo B, Hauer B, Hollo V, van der Werf MJ, Fiebig L, Haas W Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Meningococcal vaccine antigen diversity in global databases.
Abstract The lack of an anti-capsular vaccine against serogroup B meningococcal disease has necessitated the exploration of alternative vaccine candidates, mostly proteins exhibiting varying degrees of antigenic variation. Analysis of variants of antigen-encoding genes is facilitated by publicly accessible online sequence repositories, such as the Neisseria PubMLST database and the associated Meningitis Research Foundation Meningococcus Genome Library (MRF-MGL). We investigated six proposed meningococcal vaccine formulations by deducing the prevalence of their components in the isolates represented in these reposi...
Source: Euro Surveill - December 10, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Brehony C, Hill DM, Lucidarme J, Borrow R, Maiden MC Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Detection of mcr-1 encoding plasmid-mediated colistin-resistant Escherichia coli isolates from human bloodstream infection and imported chicken meat, Denmark 2015.
This report follows a recent detection of mcr-1 in E. coli from animals, food and humans in China. PMID: 26676364 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - December 10, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Hasman H, Hammerum AM, Hansen F, Hendriksen RS, Olesen B, Agersø Y, Zankari E, Leekitcharoenphon P, Stegger M, Kaas RS, Cavaco LM, Hansen DS, Aarestrup FM, Skov RL Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in dromedary camels in Nigeria, 2015.
Abstract Evidence of current and past Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in dromedary camels slaughtered at an abattoir in Kano, Nigeria in January 2015, was sought by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) and serology. MERS-CoV RNA was detected in 14 (11%) of 132 nasal swabs and antibody in 126 (96%) of 131 serum samples. Phylogenetic analyses demonstrate that the viruses in Nigeria are genetically distinct from those reported in the Arabian peninsula. PMID: 26676406 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - December 10, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Chu DK, Oladipo JO, Perera RA, Kuranga SA, Chan SM, Poon LL, Peiris M Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Authors' correction for Euro Surveill. 2015;20(45).
PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - December 10, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Authors' correction for Euro Surveill. 2015;20(45). Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Authors' correction for Euro Surveill. 2015;20(47).
PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - December 10, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Authors' correction for Euro Surveill. 2015;20(47). Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Rapid increase in lymphogranuloma venereum in men who have sex with men, United Kingdom, 2003 to September 2015.
Abstract United Kingdom (UK) national data show a sharp increase in diagnoses of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) since 2012. Most cases are in men who have sex with men (MSM) living in London, with high rates of co-infection with HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. In light of these data, and the recent finding that one quarter of LGV infections may be asymptomatic, clinicians should be vigilant in testing for LGV, including in asymptomatic HIV-positive MSM. PMID: 26675210 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - December 3, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Childs T, Simms I, Alexander S, Eastick K, Hughes G, Field N Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Assessing the impacts of the first year of rotavirus vaccination in the United Kingdom.
Abstract The United Kingdom (UK) added rotavirus (RV) vaccine (Rotarix GlaxoSmithKline) to the national vaccine schedule in July 2013. During the 2012-2014 rotavirus seasons, children presenting to the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children Emergency Department with gastroenteritis symptoms had stool virology analysis (real-time PCR) and clinical outcome recorded. Nosocomial cases were identified as patients with non-gastroenteritis diagnosis testing positive for rotavirus> 48h after admission. In comparison to average pre-vaccine seasons, in the first year after vaccine introduction there were 48% fewer attendanc...
Source: Euro Surveill - December 3, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Marlow R, Muir P, Vipond B, Lyttle M, Trotter C, Finn A Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Detection of macrolide resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae in England, September 2014 to September 2015.
This study aims to impact by highlighting the presence of macrolide resistance in M. pneumoniae positive patients, promoting increased clinical vigilance. PMID: 26675545 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - December 3, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Brown RJ, Macfarlane-Smith L, Phillips S, Chalker VJ Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Shigellosis in refugees, Austria, July to November 2015.
We report on a cluster of shigellosis including 21 cases in refugees and two in local residents who worked in refugee transit centres, detected in Austria in 2015, between calendar weeks 29 and 47. The species isolated from the cluster cases, including one mixed infection, were S. sonnei (n = 13), S. flexneri (n = 10) and S. boydii (n = 1). Eleven of 18 tested isolates were extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-positive, including five of six ciprofloxacin-resistant and three azithromycin-resistant isolates. PMID: 26676065 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - December 3, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Lederer I, Taus K, Allerberger F, Fenkart S, Spina A, Springer B, Schmid D Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Duration of Ebola virus RNA persistence in semen of survivors: population-level estimates and projections.
Abstract Ebola virus can persist in semen after recovery, potentially for months, which may impact the duration of enhanced surveillance required after interruption of transmission. We combined recent data on viral RNA persistence with weekly disease incidence to estimate the current number of semen-positive men in affected West African countries. We find the number is low, and since few reported sexual transmission events have occurred, the future risk is also likely low, although sexual health promotion remains critical. PMID: 26676163 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - December 3, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eggo RM, Watson CH, Camacho A, Kucharski AJ, Funk S, Edmunds WJ Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Erratum for Euro Surveill. 2015;20(46).
PMID: 26624807 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - November 26, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Late presentation for HIV care across Europe: update from the Collaboration of Observational HIV Epidemiological Research Europe (COHERE) study, 2010 to 2013.
Abstract Late presentation (LP) for HIV care across Europe remains a significant issue. We provide a cross-European update from 34 countries on the prevalence and risk factors of LP for 2010-2013. People aged ≥ 16 presenting for HIV care (earliest of HIV-diagnosis, first clinic visit or cohort enrolment) after 1 January 2010 with available CD4 count within six months of presentation were included. LP was defined as presentation with a CD4 count 
Source: Euro Surveill - November 26, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: late presenters working group in COHERE in EuroCoord Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Trends in HIV surveillance data in the EU/EEA, 2005 to 2014: new HIV diagnoses still increasing in men who have sex with men.
Abstract Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission remains significant in Europe. Rates of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) have declined, but not in all countries. New HIV diagnoses have increased among native and foreign-born men who have sex with men. Median CD4(+) T-cell count at diagnosis has increased, but not in all groups, and late diagnosis remains common. HIV infection and AIDS can be eliminated in Europe with resolute prevention measures, early diagnosis and access to effective treatment. PMID: 26625124 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - November 26, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Pharris A, Quinten C, Tavoschi L, Spiteri G, Amato-Gauci AJ, ECDC HIV/AIDS Surveillance Network Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

The utility of multiple molecular methods including whole genome sequencing as tools to differentiate Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreaks.
Abstract A standardised method for determining Escherichia coli O157:H7 strain relatedness using whole genome sequencing or virulence gene profiling is not yet established. We sought to assess the capacity of either high-throughput polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of 49 virulence genes, core-genome single nt variants (SNVs) or k-mer clustering to discriminate between outbreak-associated and sporadic E. coli O157:H7 isolates. Three outbreaks and multiple sporadic isolates from the province of Alberta, Canada were included in the study. Two of the outbreaks occurred concurrently in 2014 and one occurred in 2012. Puls...
Source: Euro Surveill - November 26, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Berenger BM, Berry C, Peterson T, Fach P, Delannoy S, Li V, Tschetter L, Nadon C, Honish L, Louie M, Chui L Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

International travel and acquisition of multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae: a systematic review.
Abstract International travel is considered to be an important risk factor for acquisition of multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (MRE). The aim of this systematic review was to determine the effect of international travel on the risk of post-travel faecal carriage of MRE. Secondary outcomes were risk factors for acquisition of MRE. A systematic search for relevant literature in seven international databases was conducted according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Articles needed to report on (i) foreign travel, (ii) screening of asymptomatic participant...
Source: Euro Surveill - November 26, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Hassing RJ, Alsma J, Arcilla MS, van Genderen PJ, Stricker BH, Verbon A Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Epidemiological investigation and case-control study: a Legionnaires' disease outbreak associated with cooling towers in Warstein, Germany, August-September 2013.
e A Abstract Between 1 August and 6 September 2013, an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease (LD) with 159 suspected cases occurred in Warstein, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The outbreak consisted of 78 laboratory-confirmed cases of LD, including one fatality, with a case fatality rate of 1%. Legionella pneumophila, serogroup 1, subtype Knoxville, sequence type 345, was identified as the epidemic strain. A case-control study was conducted to identify possible sources of infection. In univariable analysis, cases were almost five times more likely to smoke than controls (odds ratio (OR): 4.81; 95% confidence interva...
Source: Euro Surveill - November 19, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Maisa A, Brockmann A, Renken F, Lück C, Pleischl S, Exner M, Daniels-Haardt I, Jurke A Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Sub-Saharan African migrants living with HIV acquired after migration, France, ANRS PARCOURS study, 2012 to 2013.
urs Study Group5 Abstract We estimated the proportion of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa who acquired human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) while living in France. Life-event and clinical information was collected in 2012 and 2013 from a random sample of HIV-infected outpatients born in sub-Saharan Africa and living in the Paris region. We assumed HIV infection in France if at least one of the following was fulfilled: (i) HIV diagnosis at least 11 years after arrival in France, (ii) at least one negative HIV test in France, (iii) sexual debut after arrival in France. Otherwise, time of HIV infection wa...
Source: Euro Surveill - November 19, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Desgrées-du-Loû A, Pannetier J, Ravalihasy A, Gosselin A, Supervie V, Panjo H, Bajos N, Lert F, Lydié N, Dray-Spira R, Parcours Study Group5 Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Intensive care unit surveillance of influenza infection in France: the 2009/10 pandemic and the three subsequent seasons.
We present results from the system's first four years. All severe influenza cases admitted to intensive care units (ICU) were reported to the Institut de Veille Sanitaire using a standardised form: data on demographics, immunisation and virological status, risk factors, severity (e.g. acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) onset, mechanical ventilation, extracorporeal life support) and outcome. Multivariate analysis was performed to identify factors associated with ARDS and death. The number of confirmed influenza cases varied from 1,210 in 2009/10 to 321 in 2011/12. Most ICU patients were infected with A(H1N1)pdm09, e...
Source: Euro Surveill - November 19, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Bonmarin I, Belchior E, Bergounioux J, Brun-Buisson C, Mégarbane B, Chappert JL, Hubert B, Le Strat Y, Lévy-Bruhl D Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Incidence of invasive meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in Germany, 2010 to 2014.
Abstract Voluntary surveillance systems in Germany suggest a recent decline in the incidence of infections (subsequent to at least 2010) with meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from various types of specimens and settings. We asked whether this decline is reflected by data from the mandatory national surveillance system for invasive MRSA infections. Our analysis is based on the population in Germany in 2010 to 2014. Cases were identified from passive reporting by microbiological laboratories of the diagnosis of MRSA from blood culture or cerebrospinal fluid. Respective clinical data were subsequentl...
Source: Euro Surveill - November 19, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Walter J, Haller S, Blank HP, Eckmanns T, Abu Sin M, Hermes J Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

ECDC publishes 2014 surveillance data on antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial consumption in Europe.
PMID: 26607473 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - November 19, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Dealing with Ebola virus disease in Spain: epidemiological inquiries received by the Department of Public Health Alerts, April to December 2014.
We describe the inquiries regarding Ebola virus disease (EVD) received by the Department of Public Health Alerts of the Community of Madrid between April and December 2014. A total of 242 inquiries were received. Consultations were initiated most frequently by hospital clinicians (59 inquiries, 24%), private citizens (57 inquiries, 24%) and primary care physicians (53 inquiries, 22%). The most frequent topic of inquiry was possible EVD in a patient (215 inquiries, 89%). Among these, 31 persons (14%) presented both EVD-compatible symptoms and epidemiological risk factors, and 11 persons (5%) fulfilled the criteria for a per...
Source: Euro Surveill - November 5, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Blaya-Nováková V, Lópaz-Pérez MÁ, Méndez-Navas I, Domínguez-Berjón MF, Astray-Mochales J, Working group of the Madrid Ebola outbreak investigation team Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Development and deployment of a rapid recombinase polymerase amplification Ebola virus detection assay in Guinea in 2015.
ll AA Abstract In the absence of a vaccine or specific treatments for Ebola virus disease (EVD), early identification of cases is crucial for the control of EVD epidemics. We evaluated a new extraction kit (SpeedXtract (SE), Qiagen) on sera and swabs in combination with an improved diagnostic reverse transcription recombinase polymerase amplification assay for the detection of Ebola virus (EBOV-RT-RPA). The performance of combined extraction and detection was best for swabs. Sensitivity and specificity of the combined SE and EBOV-RT-RPA were tested in a mobile laboratory consisting of a mobile glovebox and a Diagn...
Source: Euro Surveill - November 5, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Faye O, Faye O, Soropogui B, Patel P, El Wahed AA, Loucoubar C, Fall G, Kiory D, Magassouba N, Keita S, Kondé MK, Diallo AA, Koivogui L, Karlberg H, Mirazimi A, Nentwich O, Piepenburg O, Niedrig M, Weidmann M, Sall AA Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Preparing for imported Ebola cases in Israel, 2014 to 2015.
This article describes the EVD preparedness plan of the Israeli Ministry of Health. Key elements were a sensitive case definition, designation of a single treatment centre for suspected and confirmed cases, construction of a mobile unit using customised negative-pressure tents and a vigorous national training programme. There were no patients with EVD in Israel, but a few suspected cases were assessed. The Israeli plan may provide a template for emergency infectious disease response in other geographically small countries. PMID: 26558845 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - November 5, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Brosh-Nissimov T, Poles L, Kassirer M, Singer R, Kaliner E, Shriki DD, Anis E, Fogel I, Engelhard D, Grotto I, Israeli Epidemic Management Team Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Mobile diagnostics in outbreak response, not only for Ebola: a blueprint for a modular and robust field laboratory.
, Zöller L Abstract We established a modular, rapidly deployable laboratory system that provides diagnostic support in resource-limited, remote areas. Developed as a quick response asset to unusual outbreaks of infectious diseases worldwide, several of these laboratories have been used as part of the World Health Organization response to the Ebola virus outbreaks by teams of the 'European Mobile Lab' project in West Africa since March 2014. Within three days from deployment, the first European mobile laboratory became operational at the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Guéckédou, southern Guinea. D...
Source: Euro Surveill - November 5, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Wölfel R, Stoecker K, Fleischmann E, Gramsamer B, Wagner M, Molkenthin P, Di Caro A, Günther S, Ibrahim S, Genzel GH, Ozin-Hofsäss AJ, Formenty P, Zöller L Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Public health challenges and legacies of Japan's response to the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa 2014 to 2015.
Abstract The largest outbreak of Ebola virus disease occurred in West Africa in 2014 and resulted in unprecedented transmission even in distant countries. In Japan, only nine individuals were screened for Ebola and there was no confirmed case. However, the government promoted the reinforcement of response measures and interagency collaboration, with training and simulation exercises conducted country-wide. The legacies included: publication of a communication policy on case disclosure, a protocol for collaboration between public health and other agencies, and establishing an expert committee to assemble the limite...
Source: Euro Surveill - November 5, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Saito T Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Cyclospora infection linked to travel to Mexico, June to September 2015.
Abstract Cyclospora cayetanensis was identified in 176 returned travellers from the Riviera Maya region of Mexico between 1 June and 22 September 2015; 79 in the United Kingdom (UK) and 97 in Canada. UK cases completed a food exposure questionnaire. This increase in reported Cyclospora cases highlights risks of gastrointestinal infections through travelling, limitations in Cyclospora surveillance and the need for improved hygiene in the production of food consumed in holiday resorts. PMID: 26536814 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - October 29, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Nichols GL, Freedman J, Pollock KG, Rumble C, Chalmers RM, Chiodini P, Hawkins G, Alexander CL, Godbole G, Williams C, Kirkbride HA, Hamel M, Hawker JI Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Real-time safety surveillance of seasonal influenza vaccines in children, Australia, 2015.
Abstract Increased febrile reactions in Australian children from one influenza vaccine brand in 2010 diminished confidence in influenza immunisation, highlighting the need for improved vaccine safety surveillance. AusVaxSafety, a national vaccine safety surveillance system collected adverse events in young children for 2015 influenza vaccine brands in real time through parent/carer reports via SMS/email. Weekly cumulative data on 3,340 children demonstrated low rates of fever (4.4%) and medical attendance (1.1%). Fever was more frequent with concomitant vaccination. PMID: 26536867 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - October 29, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Pillsbury A, Cashman P, Leeb A, Regan A, Westphal D, Snelling T, Blyth C, Crawford N, Wood N, Macartney K, AusVaxSafety 2015 surveillance team Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Emergence of a novel GII.17 norovirus – End of the GII.4 era?
Emergence of a novel GII.17 norovirus – End of the GII.4 era? Euro Surveill. 2015;20(26) Authors: de Graaf M, van Beek J, Vennema H, Podkolzin AT, Hewitt J, Bucardo F, Templeton K, Mans J, Nordgren J, Reuter G, Lynch M, Rasmussen LD, Iritani N, Chan MC, Martella V, Ambert-Balay K, Vinjé J, White PA, Koopmans MP Abstract In the winter of 2014/15 a novel GII.P17-GII.17 norovirus strain (GII.17 Kawasaki 2014) emerged, as a major cause of gastroenteritis outbreaks in China and Japan. Since their emergence these novel GII.P17-GII.17 viruses have replaced the previously dominant GII.4 genotype ...
Source: Euro Surveill - October 28, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: de Graaf M, van Beek J, Vennema H, Podkolzin AT, Hewitt J, Bucardo F, Templeton K, Mans J, Nordgren J, Reuter G, Lynch M, Rasmussen LD, Iritani N, Chan MC, Martella V, Ambert-Balay K, Vinjé J, White PA, Koopmans MP Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Malaria knowledge, attitudes and practices among migrants from malaria-endemic countries in Evrotas, Laconia, Greece, 2013.
PMID: 26314403 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - September 1, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Evlampidou I, Danis K, Lenglet A, Tseroni M, Theocharopoulos Y, Panagiotopoulos T Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Incidence and seroprevalence of tularaemia in Finland, 1995 to 2013: regional epidemics with cyclic pattern.
PMID: 26314404 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - September 1, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Rossow H, Ollgren J, Hytonen J, Rissanen H, Huitu O, Henttonen H, Kuusi M, Vapalahti O Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Letter to the editor: There is a need to consider all respiratory viruses in suspected mumps cases.
PMID: 26314405 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - September 1, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Shepherd SJ, MacLean AR, Aitken C, Gunson RN Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Job vacancy at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
PMID: 26314406 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - September 1, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Increased prevalence of influenza B/Victoria lineage viruses during early stages of the 2015 influenza season in New South Wales, Australia: implications for vaccination and planning.
PMID: 26290426 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - August 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jennings Z, Carter I, McPhie K, Kok J, Dwyer DE Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Ross River virus disease in two Dutch travellers returning from Australia, February to April 2015.
PMID: 26290427 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - August 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Reusken C, Cleton N, Medonca Melo M, Visser C, GeurtsvanKessel C, Bloembergen P, Koopmans M, Schmidt-Chanasit J, van Genderen P Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Detection of influenza A(H3N2) virus in children with suspected mumps during winter 2014/15 in England.
PMID: 26290428 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - August 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Thompson CI, Ellis J, Galiano M, Ramsay M, Brown KE, Zambon M Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Risk factors for sporadic listeriosis in the Netherlands, 2008 to 2013.
PMID: 26290429 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - August 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Friesema IH, Kuiling S, van der Ende A, Heck ME, Spanjaard L, van Pelt W Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

In the national epidemiological bulletins - a selection from current issues.
PMID: 26290430 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - August 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

ECDC's latest publications.
PMID: 26290431 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - August 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Eurosurveillance editorial team Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Louse-borne relapsing fever (Borrelia recurrentis) in an Eritrean refugee arriving in Switzerland, August 2015.
PMID: 26290486 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - August 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Goldenberger D, Claas GJ, Bloch-Infanger C, Breidthardt T, Suter B, Martinez M, Neumayr A, Blaich A, Egli A, Osthoff M Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Incidence of gonococcal and chlamydial infections and coverage of two laboratory surveillance networks, France, 2012.
PMID: 26290487 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - August 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: La Ruche G, Le Strat Y, Fromage M, Bercot B, Goubard A, de Barbeyrac B, Sednaoui P, Cambau E, Lot F Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Age-related prevalence of cross-reactive antibodies against influenza A(H3N2) variant virus, Germany, 2003 to 2010.
PMID: 26290488 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - August 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Blumel B, Schweiger B, Dehnert M, Buda S, Reuss A, Czogiel I, Kamtsiuris P, Schlaud M, Poethko-Muller C, Thamm M, Haas W Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Authors correction for Euro Surveill. 2015;20(25).
[PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - August 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Authors correction for Euro Surveill. 2015;20(25). Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Louse-borne relapsing fever (Borrelia recurrentis) in asylum seekers from Eritrea, the Netherlands, July 2015.
PMID: 26250069 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - August 10, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Wilting KR, Stienstra Y, Sinha B, Braks M, Cornish D, Grundmann H Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis phage type 13a infection in Sweden linked to imported dried-vegetable spice mixes, December 2014 to July 2015.
PMID: 26250070 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Euro Surveill)
Source: Euro Surveill - August 10, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jernberg C, Hjertqvist M, Sundborger C, Castro E, Lofdahl M, Paajarvi A, Sundqvist L, Lof E Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research