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11 Dec 2017 description

Summary of the situation

Between October 2016 and September 2017, countries of the European Region reported 15,941 confirmed measles cases; 86% (n=13,712) of these cases were reported in 2017. In this period, the highest incidence was reported in Romania (252.4 cases per 1 million population), followed by Italy (82.4 cases per 1 million population) and Tajikistan (77.3 cases per 1 million population). In 2017, there were 20 measles deaths, including 10 reported in Romania.

07 Dec 2017 description

During the last 12 month of the year 2017, 175644 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends

Approximately 41.93% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.

06 Dec 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone OCKHI continued moving over the east central Arabian Sea toward the north-western coast of India, weakening. On 6 December at 0.00 UTC, it made landfall close to Surat city (Gujarat State) as a Tropical Depression.

  • According to national authorities, as of 6 December at 8.00 UTC, 15 people have been killed, at least two have gone missing, 77 have been injured and over 34 000 houses have been damaged in the Sri Lanka provinces of Western, Southern, Central, Sabaragam uwa, North Central, North Western and Uva.

05 Dec 2017 description
report Times of India
  • Tropical Cyclone OCKHI continued moving over the east central Arabian Sea, weakening and heading toward the northwestern coast of India. On 5 December at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 300 km south-west of Mumbai city (Maharashtra State) and 470 km south-west of Surat city (Gujarat State) with maximum sustained winds speed of 111 km/h (Tropical Storm).

03 Dec 2017 description

The heavy downpour and strong winds experienced in a few provinces during the last two days caused 11 deaths, while forcing over 3,000 people to stay in welfare camps.

02 Dec 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 26 November - 2 December 2017 and includes updates on influenza, plague, monkeypox, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue and Zika.

01 Dec 2017 description


The auxiliary role provides essential space for dialogue and mutually beneficial relations between National Societies and public authorities. This Guide to the Auxiliary Role is designed to help external actors, particularly public authorities, develop their understanding of the auxiliary role and strategies to enhance their partnerships with National Societies.

01 Dec 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone OCKHI continued to move west-northwestwards still as a Tropical Storm. On 1 December at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located 130 km north-east of Minicoy city (Maliku island, Lakshadweep archipelago, India).

  • Over the next 48 hours it is forecast to move north-northwestwards over the Arabian Sea passing south-west of Kavaratti island (Lakshadweep islands) and intensify further. Heavy rain to very heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge may occur over Lakshadweep islands and Kerala as well as over the western and southern coast of Sri Lanka.