The Programme Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses (FWD) was set up in 2006, and at present covers the following diseases: anthrax, botulism,
brucellosis, campylobacteriosis, cholera, cryptosporidiosis, echinococcosis, giardiasis, hepatitis A, legionellosis, leptospirosis, listeriosis, norovirus infection, salmonellosis, shigellosis, toxoplasmosis, trichinellosis, tularaemia, typhoid and paratyphoid fever, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, verotoxigenic Escherichia coli infection, and yersiniosis.
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IN FOCUS: TOOLKITS
1. Communication toolkit for gastrointestinal diseases prevention
Schools are ideal settings to encourage hand washing and other good hygiene practices which can contribute to children, staff and others members of the school community learning effective ways to prevent infections. In order to support prevention of gastrointestinal diseases in school settings, ECDC has developed a communication toolkit.
2. Toolkit for investigation and response to outbreaks
Toolkit for investigations Food- and waterborne disease outbreaks in European Member States are important causes of morbidity and economic loss because of their frequent occurrence and occasional severity. Well conducted investigations of such outbreaks are important in order to stop ongoing outbreaks and prevent re-occurrence of similar outbreaks. The purpose of the toolkit for investigation and response to Food and Waterborne Disease Outbreaks with an EU dimension is to provide investigators with a series of tools that can be useful during an investigation of a European FWD outbreak, i.e. an outbreak that involves at least two EU Member States.