Eurosurveillance: bulletin europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Journal description

Current impact factor: 4.66

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 4.659
2012 Impact Factor 5.491
2011 Impact Factor 6.153

Impact factor over time

Impact factor
Year

Additional details

5-year impact 0.00
Cited half-life 3.20
Immediacy index 1.34
Eigenfactor 0.02
Article influence 0.00
Website Eurosurveillance / European Communicable Disease Bulletin website
ISSN 1560-7917
OCLC 315922445
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Computer File

Publications in this journal

  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: We determined complete viral genome sequences from three British healthcare workers infected with Ebola virus (EBOV) in Sierra Leone, directly from clinical samples. These sequences closely resemble those previously observed in the current Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, with glycoprotein and polymerase genes showing the most sequence variation. Our data indicate that current PCR diagnostic assays remain suitable for detection of EBOV in this epidemic and provide confidence for their continued use in diagnosis.
    Eurosurveillance: bulletin europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin 05/2015; 20(20):21.
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: In Portugal, listeriosis has been notifiable since April 2014, but there is no active surveillance programme for the disease. A retrospective study involving 25 national hospitals led to the detection of an outbreak that occurred between March 2009 and February 2012. The amount of time between the start of the outbreak and its detection was 16 months. Of the 30 cases of listeriosis reported, 27 were in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region. Two cases were maternal/neonatal infections and one resulted in fetal loss. The mean age of the non-maternal/neonatal cases was 59 years (standard deviation: 17); 13 cases were more than 65 years-old. The case fatality rate was 36.7%. All cases were caused by molecular serogroup IVb isolates indistinguishable by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and ribotype profiles. Collaborative investigations with the national health and food safety authorities identified cheese as the probable source of infection, traced to a processing plant. The magnitude of this outbreak, the first reported food-borne listeriosis outbreak in Portugal, highlights the importance of having an effective listeriosis surveillance system in place for early detection and resolution of outbreaks, as well as the need for a process for the prompt submission of Listeria monocytogenes isolates for routine laboratory typing.
    Eurosurveillance: bulletin europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin 04/2015; 20(17).
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: In October 2014, an outbreak of 12 autochthonous chikungunya cases, 11 confirmed and 1 probable, was detected in a district of Montpellier, a town in the south of France colonised by the vector Aedes albopictus since 2010. A case returning from Cameroon living in the affected district was identified as the primary case. The epidemiological investigations and the repeated vector control treatments performed in the area and around places frequented by cases helped to contain the outbreak. In 2014, the chikungunya and dengue surveillance system in mainland France was challenged by numerous imported cases due to the chikungunya epidemic ongoing in the Caribbean Islands. This first significant outbreak of chikungunya in Europe since the 2007 Italian epidemic, however, was due to an East Central South African (ECSA) strain, imported by a traveller returning from West Africa. Important lessons were learned from this episode, which reminds us that the threat of a chikungunya epidemic in southern Europe is real.
    Eurosurveillance: bulletin europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin 04/2015; 20(17).
  • Eurosurveillance: bulletin europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin 04/2015; 20(9). DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES2015.20.9.21054