Welcome to the EpiNorth network home-page!
The EpiNorth network project aims to improve communicable disease surveillance, control and communication in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine and north-west regions of Russia.
On this site you can find information about epidemiological surveillance and outbreaks in various countries (EpiWatch), data on notifiable infectious diseases from our region (EpiNorthData) and national vaccination programmes in cooperating countries (EpiVax), also links within our networks (EpiLinks) and contact informarion (About us). Since 2013 the online version of the bilingual epidemiological journal (EpiNorth Journal) and educational and training material from our training courses (EpiTrain) are available in Archive. EpiNorth network is funded by the Ministry of Health and Care services. There is a closse cooperation with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). EpiNorth networks Secretariat is at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
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Outbreak of gastroenteritis in Murmansk oblast, Russia
As of 2 December 2013 Rospotrebnadzor in Murmansk oblast reported an outbreak of gastroenteritis with 23 patients in the rural settlement Tuloma. People became ill between 5 and 27 November 2013. Shigella sonnei was detected in samples from 10 patients; one was diagnosed with rotavirus infection and for 12 patients were diagnosed with gastroenteritis of unknown aetiology.
Weekly Communicable disease threats report from ECDC, 24-30 November 2013, Week 48
The ECDC communicable disease threat report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin intended for epidemiologists and health professionals in the area of communicable disease prevention and control.