World Tuberculosis Day - 2018
World Tuberculosis Day - marked each year on 24 March – is an occasion to raise awareness and advocate for efforts to eliminate TB.
Africa CDC Director Dr Nkengasong visits ECDC
On 19 February 2018, Dr Andrea Ammon, ECDC Director, hosted a visit of Dr John Nkengasong, Africa CDC Director.
Low uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination in Europe may jeopardise capacity to protect people in next pandemic
Influenza vaccination coverage among high-risk groups has dropped in the European Region over the last seven years, and half the countries report a decrease in the number of vaccine doses available.
New settlements of Aedes aegypti raising concerns for continental EU
Recent findings on new settlements of Aedes aegypti, the main vector species of dengue, chikungunya, Zika and yellow fever, call for strengthening surveillance and vector control activities preparedness for mosquito-borne diseases.
Public consultation on strengthening cooperation against vaccine-preventable diseases
Have your say on EC consultation on how to increase vaccination coverage in the EU
ECDC – EMCDDA cooperation aims to build a healthier Europe
ECDC's Director Andrea Ammon welcomed Alexis Goosdeel, the Director of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) for an official visit this week, during which the two agencies discussed opportunities for further collaboration.
Official visit of ECDC Director to the WHO Regional Office for Europe
On 15 January 2018, the first official visit of Dr Andrea Ammon to the WHO Regional Office for Europe took place following her appointment as the new Director of ECDC in June 2017.
Yellow fever transmission could affect urban areas in Brazil, increasing the risk to travellers, especially during Carnival
ECDC issues new risk assessment in light of the yellow fever resurgence in Brazil (in particular in São Paulo) and the expected increasing flow of travellers during the upcoming Carnival.
Salmonella Agona outbreak: infant formula recall to reduce risk to public health
The widespread recall of several infant formula products made by a French processing company is likely to significantly reduce the risk of infants being infected by Salmonella Agona, according to the risk assessment published today by ECDC and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). However, as long as there are potentially contaminated products circulating, new cases may still be detected.