Evidence review: social marketing for the prevention and control of communicable disease
This report provides a summary of social marketing for the prevention and control of communicable disease, with particular reference to the European context. It concludes that the international evidence base shows that social marketing can be an effective approach to behaviour change, and although the European evidence is limited, there have been some promising efforts in the area of hand hygiene and sexual health interventions.
As part of its ‘Insights into Health Communication’ series, ECDC has published an evidence review on the use of social marketing for the prevention and control of communicable disease, with a particular emphasis on the European context.
The report shows how social marketing principles have been successfully applied in hand hygiene and sexual health interventions, as well as highlighting the challenges ahead. It also offers insights for policy and practice such as the use of social marketing research methods in message development and dissemination.
Five international reviews and three European reviews were included in the report and include established, emergent and innovative practice.
Syphilis and congenital syphilis in Europe - A review of epidemiological trends (2007–2018) and options for response
12 Jul 2019 - Since 2010, syphilis notification rates in the EU/EAA have been on the increase, but in recent years this trend seems to accelerate predominantly among men having sex with men (MSM). Similar trends have been observed in high income c ountries outside the EU/EAA . While the overall trend remained relatively stable, outbreaks or clusters of syphilis cases have also been reported among heterosexual populations in the EU/EEA. In several high income countries (e.g. US A , increases in congenital syphilis occurred in connection with increases in syphilis notifications among women.
Collection and analysis of whole genome sequencing data from food-borne pathogens and other relevant microorganisms isolated from human, animal, food, feed and food/feed environmental samples in the joint ECDC–EFSA molecular typing database
29 May 2019 - This report identifies and compares potential platforms/solutions for the set-up and running of a joint ECDC–EFSA database to collect and analyse whole genome sequencing (WGS) data for Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella and Escherichia coli. In particular, WGS introduces the need for specific components for storage and analysis of these data.
Third external quality assessment on species identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Campylobacter, 2017
28 May 2019 - This report presents the results of the third round of the EQA on AST for national public health laboratories for Campylobacter (Campylobacter EQA3-AST) within the Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network (FWD-Net).