Outbreak news 2018

Marburg virus in fruit bats in Sierra Leone


December 18: International Migrants Day


Migrants, screening and vaccination. A guidance from ECDC


WHO and partners launch new country-led response to put stalled malaria control efforts back on track


Antibiotic Awareness Day: the burden of infections with antibiotic resistant bacteria


Acute flaccid myelitis cases in the USA


New Monkeypox case in Israel


Autochthonous transmission of Dengue in Spain


Monkeypox in Nigeria and UK update.


Ebola Virus in DRC Update


Monkeypox re-emergence in Nigeria, and two cases in UK from patients with a recent travel history from Nigeria.


New hybrid Schistomiasis established in the Cavu and Solenzara rivers, Corsica, France


More Than 100 Measles Cases Reported in the USA in 2018


Autochthonous Crimean-Congo Haemorragic Fever in Spain.


Call for doctors interested in the control of the new Ebola outbreak in the Congo


The ESCMID Emerging Infections Task Force has been asked by the WHO to circulate this call for volunteers:


GOARN, the WHO Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, is requesting qualified volunteers in specified fields for a minimum of 6 weeks to assist in the outbreak response to the newly confirmed Ebola outbreak. 


If you are interested and available, please contact EITaF  for additional information and please send us an updated CV, and dates of availability and we will forward your information to the WHO.


Be aware that the current outbreak is in an area of serious civil unrest with armed conflict which adds to the risks. The area has limited access to electricity, connectivity and running water. As per the GOARN request, accepted volunteers will receive travel and per diem.


The following areas of expertise may be sought to further strengthen the response over the next 3 months:


- Border health

- Case management

- Coordination

- Epidemiology and surveillance

- Health technical expertise

- Infection, prevention and control

- Laboratory

- Media and communications

- Operational research

- Risk communications

- Social anthropology



Fluency in spoken and written French is a necessity for deployment to affected areas.



Eskild Petersen and Nicola Petrosillo

ESCMID Emerging Infections Task Force




New Cluster of Ebola Virus Disease in DRC

West Nile fever in Europe

Dengue outbreak in la Réunion

OXA-48-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae ST392 in travelers hospitalised in Gran Canaria in 2018

Listeria monocytogenes outbreak in Europe

Papua New Guinea confirms poliovirus outbreak, launches response

One health: global animal health situation

Update on Ebola Virus disease

Carbapenem-resistant hypermucoviscous Klebsiella pneumoniae

Ebola Virus Disease in DRC: rapid risk assessment


EBOLA outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)


Colistin resistance in bacteria from animals and humans


Human infection with a seasonal reassortant A (H1N2) influenza virus – Netherlands


Yellow fever in travellers to Brazil


Lassa fever in Nigeria


Antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from humans and animals


Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria


Extensively Drug-Resistant Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhi outbreak in Pakistan


WHO priority list (R&D Blueprint)


CDC 2018 budget request


Yellow fever in São Paolo State


Salmonella agona infection and infant formula milk: a European outbreak


Poor coverage against current influenza B in the UK (and Europe?)