Comparative community burden and severity of seasonal and pandemic influenza: results of the Flu Watch cohort study
In a large community study (Flu Watch), cohorts were prospectively studied across the UK during six periods (2006-2010) with the main aim to compare the burden and the severity of seasonal and pandemic influenza across different age groups over time.
Preventing blood-borne viruses in prison settings: ECDC and EMCDDA Guidance
In their joint public health guidance published today at AIDS 2018, ECDC and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) outline evidence-based and effective measures to help prevent and control the transmission of blood-borne viruses in prison settings.
Results of the Burden of Communicable Diseases in Europe (BCoDE) study
Results of the Burden of Communicable Diseases in Europe (BCoDE) project provided key messages for planning and prioritization of communicable diseases in Europe, as well as offer a comprehensive overview of the quality and availability of surveillance data, and uncertainties surrounding them.
Methodology Protocol available on measuring burden of communicable diseasesArchived
European Union countries face the challenge of how to best allocate limited resources in healthcare protection and disease prevention to achieve maximum results. Measurement of the burden of diseases provides important evidence for health policy formulation.
Europe can make a difference against health inequalities, says ECDC Director at the Informal Meeting of Ministers of HealthArchived
During the Informal Meeting of Ministers of Health, 5-6th July, ECDC Director Marc Sprenger gives a speech presenting evidence of health inequalities in the EU, as well as several options for intervention.
Weekly Influenza Surveillance Overview (WISO) and new study presenting global estimates of the burden seasonal influenza in children publishedArchived
While Europe is experiencing low influenza activity a new study presenting global estimates of the burden of respiratory infections due to seasonal influenza in young children has been published online by the Lancet on the 11 November 2011
Better methods and estimates of infectious disease burdenArchived
Better estimates of infectious disease burden are needed for effective planning and prioritising of limited public health resources.
Mumps: Burden of disease in FranceArchived
Mumps is not a notifiable disease in France, and this study provides useful information by combining different data sources. The current incidence of mumps is somewhat higher than the average European (9 versus 3.2 per 100 000 per year) and authors sugges