EU Agencies mark Europe Day with new video
On Europe Day (9 May) this week the Network of EU Agencies is launching a new video highlighting the vital role we play in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of EU citizens.
The video subtitled in all EU languages shows a snapshot of how the Agencies touch our daily lives in many areas – from the medicines we take and the food we eat to our education, working lives, transport and fundamental rights.
The European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE) is an annual three-day scientific conference, open to the wider communicable disease surveillance community.
ECDC Summer School 2018
The goal of the Summer School is to strengthen the mentoring and technical skills of both ECDC experts and experts within ECDC networks, such as supervisors of the Fellowship programme, by providing an opportunity for networking and scientific exchange.
Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo: the risk of introduction to the EU remains very low
Ebola cases in urban areas in the Equateur province in DRC increase the risk of spread to neighbouring countries, the risk of introduction to the EU is very low, states ECDC risk assessment published today.
ECDC and EMCDDA make the case for active case finding of communicable diseases in prison
In their joint public health Guidance published today, ECDC and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), present the evidence on active case finding as a key measure to diagnose communicable diseases early.
Course: Methods and tools for evidence-based practice with focus on infectious diseases
This course is recommended for public health professionals involved in the planning, development, commissioning and/or approval of scientific outputs like reviews, assessments or guidance in the area of infectious disease epidemiology, prevention and control. Over the four days, the participants are expected to learn the basic skills and competences needed for evidence-based practice.
Measles cases increase in the EU/EEA in April – significant outbreaks ongoing
Measles cases continue to increase in a number of EU/EEA countries according to the most recent measles data collected by ECDC through epidemic intelligence and published in the Communicable Diseases Threats Report (CDTR) today.
Epidemiological update - dengue in Réunion
Since the beginning of 2018 and as of 14 May, 2 980 autochthonous cases of dengue have been reported in Réunion. The main areas affected are in the western part of the island. The most prevalent serotype among dengue cases is DENV-2 and the main vector implicated in the outbreak is Aedes albopictus.
Understanding drug-resistant gonorrhoea: an ECDC whole genome sequencing study
Can whole genome sequencing illustrate changes in drug susceptibility of gonorrhoea to antimicrobials used for treatment and so help to define more effective treatment regimens? The first study of this kind within an international surveillance programme for sexually transmitted infections shows distribution of drug-resistant gonorrhoea strains across Europe.