04 Aug 2017 United Arab Emirates

Between 1 October 2016 and 1 August 2017, 72 cases of travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease with a history of visit to Dubai within 2–10 days prior to illness, have been reported by EU Member States and one EFTA country. The most recent case has a date of illness onset of 18 July 2017. Case numbers are increased compared with 2014–2015. The majority of reported cases are associated with different accommodation sites dispersed geographically across Dubai. To date, no single source of infection has been identified.

Human

Air-Borne

Updates 5

Verified

ECDC - Read more

23 Jun 2017 United Arab Emirates

As of 20 June 2017, a total of 65 travel-associated legionellosis cases with a history of visit to Dubai within 2–10 days prior to illness and with onset since 1 October 2016, have been reported by thirteen European countries. Case numbers reported in February and April 2017 continue to be significantly above that observed in recent years. The most recent onset was 25 May 2017. No single source has been identified.

Human

Air-Borne

Updates 4

Verified

ECDC - Read more

25 May 2017 United Arab Emirates

As of 23 May 2017, a total of 60 travel-associated legionellosis cases with a history of visit to Dubai within 2–10 days prior to illness and with onset since 1 October 2016, have been reported by thirteen European countries. The most recent onset was 11 May 2017.

Human

Air-Borne

Updates 3

Verified

ECDC - Read more

11 Apr 2017 United Arab Emirates

As of 6 April 2017, a total of 50 cases of travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease have now been reported in European travellers who visited Dubai and reported symptoms since October 2016. A total of 24 cases have been confirmed in UK travellers. Further information on Legionnaires’ disease is available from NHS Choices.

Human

Air-Borne

Updates 2

Verified

ECDC - Read more

10 Mar 2017 United Arab Emirates

As of 6 March 2017, a total of 44 international cases with a history of travel to Dubai within 2-10 days prior to illness and with onset since 1 October 2016, have been reported. The source of the outbreak has not yet been identified. Travellers to Dubai with symptoms of fever or cough developing within 3 weeks of travel, should see their GP and mention their travel to this city. Further information on Legionnaires’ disease is available from NHS Choices.

Human

Air-Borne

Updates 1

Verified

ECDC - Read more

28 Dec 2016 United Arab Emirates

As of 22 December 2016, an increase in Legionnaires’ disease has been reported in European travellers. Twenty-six cases, with onset of illness since 1 October 2016, are confirmed. Further cases, with more recent onset, have also been reported. Investigations indicate cases were exposed to a common source in the wider environment rather than in their accommodation. Travellers to Dubai with symptoms of fever or cough developing within 3 weeks of travel, should see their GP and mention their travel to this city. Further information on Legionnaires’ disease is available from NHS Choices.

Human

Air-Borne

New Post

Verified

ECDC - Read more

Search Outbreaks filter