COMMUNICABLE DISEASE SURVEILLANCE IN CROATIA
disease case notification in
S a l m o n e l l o s i s.
Number of cases in May was somewhat higher than in April
(236:157), but lower than in May last year (386). Cases cluster
in Poega (12), Vinkovci (16) and Novi Zagreb (17).
M o r b i l
(measles). A zero incidence situation continues, owing to vaccination.
R u b e l l
Number of cases in May is lower than in April (9:19). In May last year there
were no cases.
T r i c h i
n e l l o s i s.
There were 15 cases reported in May, all from upanja (see Epidemic outbreaks).
There were no cases registered in previous month neither in May last year.
P s i t t a
c o s i s.
In May 3 diseased were recorded in Katela.
L y m e b
o r r e l i o s i s.
The incidence is raising according to the season (36:6). Last year there were
less cases (21).
I n f l u e n z
The season is prolonged to May, but number registered is much lower than in
No reports in
Vis, Lastovo and Jastrebarsko. Total: 23 out of 113
were reported in May:
in all outbreaks mentioned here, epidemiological investigation
and necessary measures were undertaken, preventing thus other
Dubrovnik histamine poisoning on 29.12.2007 in a group of
workers eating tuna file meal for their lunch. There were 11
gastroenteritis in a home for elderly people. Causative agent: noro-virus.
Between 16.1. and 11.2. 2007 there were 48 diseased out of 121 exposed persons.
Mode of spread: contact
gastroenteritis in a residence for socially deprived persons starting on
29.1.2007. Causative agent not found; tests for bacteria, adeno viruses and
rota virus negative. Mode of spread: contact. Between 29.1. and 1.2. 2007 there
were 5 diseased out of 7 exposed persons.
hospital outbreak of acute gastroenteritis. Etiology not resolved, probably
viral (all microbiological examinations negative). There were 14 diseased out of
67 exposed between 11.2. and 21.2. 2007.
gastroenterits in a hospital. Causative agent: noro-virus. Between
24.2. and 8.3. 2007 there were 16 diseased out of cca 1250 exposed. Mode of
gastroenteritis in a home for elderly persons with 60 diseased out of 200
exposed between 28.2. and 6.4. 2007. Causative agent not found, possibly viral;
examinations on bacteria, rota and adenoviruses negative.
salmonella food poisoning in several settlements in persons eating cakes,
produced on the same place by the unqualified unauthorized persons, one of them
found to be a symptomless carrier by epidemiological investigation. There were
25 diseased between 11.3. and 21.3. 2007.
salmonella food poisoning (S. enteritidis) in a family on 29.3. 2007.
There were 4 diseased out of 5 family members. Source and vehicle not found.
outbreak of salmonellosis (S. enteritidis) with 5 diseased out of 6
members on 9.4. 2007. Vehicle epidemiologically: homemade cake not left for
analyses. Source not found.
outbreak of salmonellosis (S. enteritidis) on 9.4. 2007. There were 4
diseased registered out of 7 exposed members. Vehicle epidemiologically: home
made cakes and/or fish meal, both probably contaminated secondarily by
trichinellosis in few connected families after consummation of their home made
dried pork meat products. Fresh meat was not examined on trichinella before
processing. However samples taken after outbreak were trichinella positive.
There were 15 diseased out of 26 exposed between 12.4. and 25.4 2007.
gastroenterits in a group of workers with 15 diseased out of 150 between 18.4.
and 19.4. 2007. Causative agent not found, possibly a virus (bacteriological
examinations as well as examinations on rota and adeno viruses were negative).
Mode of spread not found with certainty.
gastroenteritis of unknown etiology (bacteriological and virological
examinations negative) in a kindergarten. Between 19.4. and 23.4. 2007 the total
of 33 diseased were recorded out of 196 exposed. Mode of spread: probably
alimentary, but vehicle not determined.