ESCMID Emerging Infections Task Force (EITaF): Outbreak news


Outbreak news from recent years (2018 onwards) is listed below.

For outbreak news from previous years, please select a year from the column on the left hand side.

EITaF COVID-19 News Highlights


 

 

EITaF COVID-19 News Highlights


 

 

EITaF Chairperson Prof. Eskild Petersen appears on BBC World News; comments on Russian COVID-19 Vaccine


 

 

WHO criteria for cessation of isolation of COVID-19 patients


 

 

COVID-19 News Highlights


 

 

COVID-19: Serology - where are we?


 

 

COVID-19 – Paediatric Inflammatory Syndrome and Stroke


 

 

COVID-19 - Latest updates


 

 

ESCMID Websymposium on COVID-19


 

 

SARS-CoV-2 update 3 April 2020


 

 

SARS-CoV-2 update and request for assistance


 

 

Coronavirus pandemic gaining pace in Europe and the U.S.A.


 

 

WHO declare the coronavirus is now a pandemic


 

 

SARS-CoV-2 - update 5th March 2020


 

 

SARS-CoV-2 – update 28th February 2020


 

 

SARS-CoV-2 In northern Italy


 

 

SARS-CoV-2 Update 21st February 2020


 

 

SARS-CoV-2 spread to Iran


 

 

2019-nCoV – update 14th February 2020


 

 

2019-nCoV – update 4th February 2020


 

 

nCoV Update


 

 

Update on the 2019-nCoV


 

 

2019-nCOV outbreak update


 

 

Case definition and infection prevention and control practices for 2019-novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infections


 

 

2019-nCoV, Wuhan outbreak – 136 new cases


 

 

New Coronavirus patient in China and sequence data


 

 

Pneumonia outbreak in China


 

 

New cases of imported Lassa virus infection in Europe


 

 

Three cases of autochthonous Zika Virus infection in France


 

 

Polio outbreak in the Philippines


 

 

Livestock antibiotic resistance in low- and middle-income countries


 

 

Update of Ebola Virus Infections in the Democratic Republic of Congo


 

 

Support Clinical Care/Case management for Ebola Virus Diseases (EVD) response at WHO HQ Geneva


 Find the WHO call document here.

 

WHO Sepsis: To support development of Clinical Management guidance and Global Sepsis report


 Find the WHO call document here.

 

Measles Kills Thousands in Democratic Republic of Congo


 

Ebola virus disease: first case at Goma, DRC


 

Consultancies, WHO Emergency Programme


 

New Nipah case report in Kerala


 

Regional outbreak of New Delhi metallo-betalactamase-producing carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, Italy, 2018–2019


 

Transgenic fungus rapidly kills Anopheles malaria mosquitoes


 

Remdesivir (GS-5734) protects African green monkeys from Nipah virus challenge


 

WHO adapts Ebola vaccination strategy in the DRC


 

Sanofi wins U.S. approval to sell dengue vaccine but with major restrictions


 

An ESCMID Course on Emerging Infections


 

Measles spread in the US: 2019


 

New tool for Genomic Sequencing of Bordetella pertussis


 

Global monitoring of antimicrobial resistance based on metagenomics analyses of urban sewage


 

Lassa Fever in Travellers


 

Largest study ever firmly shows no link between MMR vaccine and autism


 

Global disease outbreaks and El Niño


 

Zoonotic Bat Flu transmission


 

Deforestation and malaria


 

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: advice for travellers against health risks


 

Measles still spreading in Europe


 

Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Democratic Republic of the Congo: an update


 

A new filovirus discovered from bats in China


 

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

- WASH

 

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?)