Joint WHO/Europe–ECDC Annual European Influenza Surveillance Meeting, 2018
The joint annual influenza surveillance meeting by ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe took place on 6 - 8 June 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Invited participants were epidemiological and virological surveillance experts nominated by national health authorities as well as representatives from international institutions, covering the 53 countries of the EU/EEA and the WHO European region. The meeting was by invitation only.
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.
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Course: Methods and tools for evidence-based practice with focus on infectious diseases
This course was 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 were 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.