7th Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network (FWD-Net) meeting
Emerging diseases and outbreak investigations, whole genome sequencing-based surveillance and public health risks related to animal and food imports to the EU/EEA were some of the topics under discussion during the Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network meeting.
The 7th Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network (FWD-Net) meeting brought together two representatives of the EU/EEA Member States, representatives of EU enlargement and neighbouring countries, as well as invited speakers from non-EU countries.
In the first session, the meeting focused exclusively on listeriosis in humans and Listeria monocytogenes in the food chain. The second session was on strengthening EU surveillance and microbiology capability and encompass two working group sessions on these topics. There was a plenary interactive session on ECDC’s and Member States’ role in the detection and response to multi-country foodborne outbreaks.
The second day started with discussions on the public health risks related to animal and food imports to the EU/EEA, which was followed by a session on whole genome sequencing-based surveillance of food- and waterborne diseases. The last topic under discussion was emerging diseases and outbreak investigations, which included presentations on Hepatitis E, Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Stanley and Campylobacter.
World Hepatitis Day 2018
28 Jul 2018 to 28 Jul 2018 - On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day, ECDC launched online prevalence database for hepatitis B and C which included data mainly based on peer-reviewed cross sectional studies from 2006 onwards.
Joint Meeting of the ECDC’s Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network and of the EFSA’s Zoonoses Monitoring Data Network
16 Sep 2017 to 17 Sep 2017 - The third Joint Meeting of the ECDC’s Food- and Waterborne Disease and Zoonoses Network and of the EFSA’s Zoonoses Monitoring Data Network was organised around the theme "One health approach to collaborative response to foodborne disease outbreaks in EU/EEA".
1st Hepatitis E virus network (HEVnet) meeting
26 Oct 2017 to 27 Oct 2017 - The key objective of this meeting was to verify the rationale and objectives of molecular typing for surveillance of hepatitis E virus (HEV) through the hepatitis E network (HEVnet). The workshop reviewed HEVnet as a tool for molecular surveillance of HEV in Europe.