Communication toolkit on gastrointestinal diseases: How to support infection prevention in schools
This toolkit aims to support infection prevention in schools, with a focus on gastrointestinal diseases, by assisting EU/EEA countries in their communication initiatives for disease prevention in school settings. It encourages the school community to take a series of preventive measures in order to avoid the spread of gastrointestinal infections and outbreaks. It provides practical information and easily adaptable template materials that communicators in Member States' health authorities, working together with school authorities, can use and adapt for developing their own communication initiatives, in line with national, regional or local strategies and needs. This toolkit is a prototype to be used in pilot interventions, and the draft communication toolkit will reviewed and updated based on piloting results.
Retrospective surveillance and enhanced case-finding of congenital rubella syndrome cases
The generic protocol presented in this document was developed for ECDC by fellows of the EPIET programme to provide EU/EEA Member States with an adaptable tool to estimate the incidence of congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) cases in their countries.
Communicable disease threats report, 11-17 November 2018, week 46
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period from 11-17 November 2018 and includes updates on West Nile virus, Ebola virus disease and influenza.
West Nile fever in Europe in 2018 - human cases, updated 16 November
Between 9 and 15 November 2018, EU Member States reported two human West Nile virus (WNV) infections in France (1) and Romania (1). The most recent onset dates are from week 43 (22 to 28 October). EU neighbouring countries reported 23 cases in Israel (18) and Serbia (5).
West Nile fever in Europe in 2018 - human and equine cases; updated 16 November
Between 9 and 15 November 2018, EU Member States reported two human West Nile virus (WNV) infections in France (1) and Romania (1). In the same week, three outbreaks among equids were reported by Austria (1), Hungary (1) and Italy (1).
Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in Europe 2017
EARS-Net data for 2017 show that antimicrobial resistance remains a serious threat in Europe.