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.
Cost-effectiveness analysis of programmatic screening strategies for latent tuberculosis infection in the EU/EEA
23 Mar 2018 - The elimination of tuberculosis (TB) in Europe will require the management of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in key populations. Management of LTBI requires the identification and adequate treatment of infected people. It is currently unknown how screening and treatment of key populations should be best organised to have the highest impact with the available resources.
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.