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Oct 21, 2022 7 tweets 7 min read
Spread of the #SARSCoV2 #Omicron variant sub-lineage BQ.1 in the EU/EEA.

BQ.1, including its sub-lineages, has been designated as Variant of Interest (#VOI) by ECDC as of 20 October 2022.

Full report: Image Based on modelling estimates, it is expected that by mid-November to beginning of December 2022, more than 50% of #SARSCoV2 infections will be due to BQ.1/BQ.1.1.

That level is expected to rise by the beginning of 2023, to more than 80%.
#Omicron #BQ1 Image
Mar 24, 2021 4 tweets 4 min read

Joint #ECDC, @EFSA_EU and #EURL Lm report: European Listeria typing exercise (ELiTE).

A cross-sectorial study identifies strong link between human #listeriosis clusters and ready-to-eat fish products.

Full text: #Listeriosis is a foodborne disease caused by L. monocytogenes bacteria. After ingestion via contaminated food, it can cause severe, life-threatening disease, often manifested as #septicaemia and/or #meningitis.
Mar 17, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
Considerations on the use of #COVID19 self-tests in the EU/EEA.

Full text: Rapid antigen detection tests (#RADTs) that can be used as self-tests to detect #SARSCoV2 are becoming increasingly available on the EU/EEA markets.

These tests require individuals to collect a specimen, conduct a test and interpret the results by themselves. Image
Jan 22, 2020 333 tweets >60 min read
Risk assessment, latest news on confirmed cases, #preparadness checklist, geographical distribution and information on coronaviruses.

Find all relevant latest news on the outbreak of the #NovelCoronavirus #nCoV2019 on our dedicated page.

Info ➡️ Image #RiskAssessment 22.01
• potential impact of #nCoV2019 outbreaks is high;
• further global spread is likely;
• moderate likelihood of infection for EU/EEA travellers visiting #Wuhan;
• moderate likelihood of detecting cases imported into EU/EEA;
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