Hepatitis B and C testing activities, needs, and priorities in the EU/EEA
Hepatitis B and C virus infections are associated with a considerable burden of disease in Europe.
ECDC undertook a survey to assess needs and priorities prior to developing guidance on testing and screening for hepatitis B and C in the EU/EEA, and to update the existing evidence on the burden of HBV/HCV morbidity and mortality across EU/EEA Member States. The purpose of this work was to provide a baseline situation assessment to inform the guidance development process, and to assess the availability and feasibility of collecting additional morbidity and mortality data from EU/EEA Member States.
EU/EEA capacity for the surveillance of hepatitis B and C using molecular methods
23 Jan 2018 - In order to explore whether the current capacity for EU/EEA-wide molecular characterisation for surveillance of HBV and HCV is sufficient to be feasible and what gaps need to be addressed, a survey of EU/EEA Member States was conducted to assess their laboratory capacity and needs in relation to the molecular characterisation of hepatitis B and C.
Epidemiological assessment of hepatitis B and C among migrants in the EU/EEA
27 Jul 2016 - This report gives an overview of chronic hepatitis B and C virus infection among foreign-born migrants in the EU/EEA.