Expert forum on communicable disease outbreaks on cruise ships
Outbreaks of communicable diseases on cruise ships have been detected with increasing prevalence among ships sailing in European waters and have been associated mostly with respiratory, enteric and vaccine preventable pathogens. In response to the growing need for coordinated measures to assess public health issues related to passenger ships, ECDC is supporting the European Commission as a collaborating member and part of the Advisory Committee of the SHIPSAN Training Network (SHIPSAN TRAINET) project. This collaboration aims to strengthen capacity for the prevention and control of infectious disease outbreaks on passenger ships. The need for clear procedures for outbreak detection, reporting, investigation and control was demonstrated and for this reason a meeting was organised by ECDC, with the participation of European and international experts, to identify the main elements required for outbreak detection and control on cruise ships in European waters.
ECDC public health training: Aligning training strategies between Member States and the EU level, 2014–2020
13 Aug 2014 - The main goal of this consultation was to review the implementation of the ECDC public health training strategy in the European Union and update it in accordance with plans and expectations at Member State level.
Ad hoc advisory meeting on preparedness – Stockholm, 15–16 May 2014
17 Jun 2014 - The Country Preparedness Support section of ECDC held an ad hoc advisory meeting on preparedness in Stockholm on 15–16 May 2014.
Meeting Report: EVD Network and Coordination Group annual meeting
16 May 2014 - The first meeting of ECDC’s Programme on Emerging and Vector-Borne Diseases (EVDs) was an important milestone for establishing a dedicated network of representatives from EU/EEA Member States to cooperate in the field of emerging and vector-borne diseases.