European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2017
The European Antibiotic Awareness Day is an annual European public health initiative that takes place on 18 November to raise awareness about the threat to public health of antibiotic resistance and the importance of prudent antibiotic use.
European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE)
The ESCAIDE - the European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology - is a three-day annual scientific conference, open to the wider communicable disease surveillance community
Cross-border health threats: assessment, evidence-based decision making & communication
The aim of the workshop is to strengthen capacity in Member States of the European Union (EU) and of the European Economic Area (EEA) in increasing and strengthening knowledge on the use of scientific evidence for assessment, decision-making and communication of cross-borders health threats in the European Union.
Typhoid fever outbreak linked to Rainbow gathering in Northern Italy
On 10 September 2017, French authorities reported to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) three cases of typhoid fever linked to the European Rainbow gathering that took place in Tramonti di Sopra, Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, Italy, from 23 July to 21 August 2017.
Epidemiological update: Monthly rubella monitoring, August 2017
ECDC monitors European rubella outbreaks on a monthly basis through Epidemic Intelligence. No new rubella outbreaks were detected by Epidemic Intelligence in the EU/EEA since the last monthly update. Between 1 August 2016 and 31 July 2017, 28 EU/EEA Member States reported 803 cases of rubella. Belgium and France did not report. Of the 28 reporting Member States, 25 reported rubella cases to ECDC consistently throughout the 12-month period. Germany and Spain did not report in July 2017 and Portugal not in May to July.
Epidemiological update: Monthly measles monitoring, August 2017
ECDC reports on a monthly basis the routine measles surveillance data, submitted by the 30 EU/EEA countries. In addition, ECDC monitors, through epidemic intelligence, the European and worldwide measles outbreaks and publishes them on a monthly basis in the Communicable Disease Threat Reports (CDTR). From 1 January 2016 to end July 2017, more than 17 000 measles cases were reported, with 40deaths attributed to measles (source: TESSy and Epidemic Intelligence at ECDC).
Sixth ESWI Influenza Conference
The ESWI Influenza Conferences are the largest European scientific conferences entirely dedicated to influenza. The 2017 conference runs 10 -13 September.