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Expert consultation on specific case definitions for dengue and chikungunya fever surveillance in the European Union

08 Jun 2012 - 08 Jun 2012 The Hague, Netherlands Organized by: ECDC

The general objective of the expert consultation is to draft a proposal for case definition and case classification of dengue and chikungunya fever suitable for surveillance in continental Europe. This meeting is anticipated to call upon a group of European experts on dengue and chikungunya fever from several EU Member States, some EU neighbouring countries and international experts from WHO (Euro/Headquarters).


Specific objectives

  • to provide an update on the epidemiological situation of dengue and chikungunya fever with focus on Europe;
  • to discuss the revisions of the WHO case definitions for dengue and  chikungunya fever;
  • to discuss the objectives of surveillance of the two diseases in the EU;
  • to discuss the EU case definition and case classification of dengue and chikungunya fever;

Based on the outputs of the consultation, ECDC will be able to provide the EU Member States with a proposal for a case definition and classification for dengue and chikungunya fever.

 

Agenda

 

09:00-10:00 09:00-09:15         
Welcome and Introduction

09:15-09:30
Situation of dengue and chikungunya fever with focus on Europe

09:30-09:45
Presentation of WHO surveillance objectives and case definitions for dengue and chikungunya fever (global and regional levels)

09:45-10:00
Presentation of the objectives of dengue and chikungunya fever surveillance in the EU and proposals for case definitions and classifications

 
10:30-12:30 Working group on the proposal of dengue case definition and classification:

• Discuss the clinical and epidemiological criteria
• Discuss the laboratory criteria.
• Discuss case classification

 
13:30-14:45 Working group on the proposal for chikungunya case definition and classification:

- Discuss the clinical and epidemiological criteria
- Discuss the laboratory criteria
- Discuss case classification
 
15:15-16:45
15:15-16:00
Feed-back from the working groups and discussion for

- Dengue

- Synthesis and updated proposal

16:00-16:45
Feed-back from the working groups and discussion for

- chikungunya

- Synthesis and updated proposal

 

 

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