European Antibiotic Awareness Day and the global health challenges of antibiotic resistance – launch event in Brussels
European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2015
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.
Diagnostic workshop on Real-time quaking-induced conversion (RT-QuIC) to enhance MS capacity to diagnose CJD
In order to enhance the understanding of the methodology and its consistent application, a training day on the analytical and clinical aspects of analysing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples by RT-QuIC in the investigation of patents with suspected sporadic CJD (sCJD) was held at the National CJD Research &amp; Surveillance Unit (NCJDRSU).
Thirty-eighth meeting of the ECDC Management Board
As an independent EU Agency, ECDC reports to a Management Board whose members are nominated by the Member States, the European Parliament and the European Commission.
Zika virus infection and review of surveillance and control measures
On 20-21 April 2016 ECDC is organising a meeting on ‘Zika virus infection and review of surveillance and control measures for strengthening regional cooperation regarding Zika virus and its possible spread in the EU’.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis in the EU/EEA setting: challenges and opportunities
Although clinical trials and other studies have demonstrated the efficacy and effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV and existing guidelines have recommended making PrEP available within combination HIV prevention packages, there is not yet clear consensus in Europe with regard to whether and how to implement PrEP.