The European Union summary report on trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks in 2017

This report of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) presents the results of zoonoses monitoring activities carried out in 2017 in 37 European countries: 28 European Union (EU) Member States and nine non-Member States.

First cases of Borna disease virus 1 (BoDV-1) transmission through organ transplantation – ECDC risk assessment

Germany has reported four human cases of acute encephalitis or encephalopathy caused by infection with Borna disease virus 1 (BoDV-1), with three of the cases belonging to a cluster of solid organ recipients.