Drug-resistant Tuberculosis continues to spread: new report. Concern about childhood TBArchived
A new report, Tuberculosis surveillance in Europe 2009, a joint publication from ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe to mark World Tuberculosis Day 2011, provides evidence for concern about the spread of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) and the persistence of TB among children.
First annual meeting of the European Diphtheria Surveillance NetworkArchived
First annual meeting of the network since it was transferred to ECDC in March 2010. Among the objectives of the meeting is to to present the epidemiological situation of diphtheria in Europe for 2009.
Childhood Tuberculosis Meeting 2011Archived
ECDC is hosting a meeting on childhood TB, in a joint effort to highlight the current situation and to move forward the agenda of childhood TB in the EU and worldwide.
Influenza Innovation: Santa Claus is coming to town ….during the flu season - an influenza education and communication campaign from HungaryArchived
This winter celebration usually coincides with the winter flu season. As transmission frequently happens among children, it is important to prepare carefully for such events during the flu season to prevent the spread of influenza virus among the particip
Vaccination programmes essential to successful infectious disease controlArchived
Vaccination helps to prevent diseases and, above all, saves lives. This was the message at an expert meeting on childhood immunisation organised by the Hungarian Presidency. ECDC Director Marc Sprenger stressed the importance of successful vaccination programmes across Europe and future challenges.
Findings about serological variations observed in patients during the 2009 pandemic in England (UK) – fresh assessment of the evidenceArchived
The rationale behind this large influenza serology study, carried out in England (United Kingdom) during and after the 2009 pandemic
Global Review of recent Antiviral Resistance dataArchived
Each year in February WHO convenes a meeting with advisers from the WHO Influenza Collaborating Centres and Essential Reference laboratories in order to achieve consensus and advise WHO on the optimal formulation of seasonal influenza vaccines for the next influenza season.
Ongoing outbreak of measles in Oslo, Norway, January–February 2011Archived
Between 19 January and 17 February 2011, 10 cases of measles (eight laboratory-confirmed and two probable) were reported in Oslo, with the majority of cases in a mainly unvaccinated Somali community.