1. In this update, we analyse the risk posed to the general population, vulnerable individuals, and healthcare provision by the current increase in COVID-19 case notification rates observed in the EU/EEA and the UK.
  2. In 2018, there were 35 627 cases of pertussis reported by 30 European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries.
  3. The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers covers the period 20 -26 September 2020 and includes updates on COVID-19 associated with SARS-CoV-2, West Nile virus, Ebola virus disease - eleventh outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chikungunya and dengue.
  4. These ECDC guidelines detail available options for NPI in various epidemiologic scenarios, assess the evidence for their effectiveness and address implementation issues, including potential barriers and facilitators.
  5. Cases with suspected or possible reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 have been recently reported in different countries. In many of these cases, it is uncertain if the individual’s Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test remained positive for a long period of time following the first episode of infection or whether it represents a true reinfection.