HIV and hepatitis B and C in Latvia
At the request of the Ministry of Health in Riga, a team of experts from ECDC and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction paid a technical visit to Latvia on 2–4 September 2014. The aim of the joint mission was to analyse the epidemiological situation, review current prevention and control efforts, and propose key actions for strengthening the response to HIV and hepatitis B and C. The mission confirmed the very high rate of infections with hepatitis B and C, HIV, and AIDS, concentrated mainly among certain populations at higher risk. Based on the findings of this mission, the mission team prepared a comprehensive list of remedial actions.
European Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Network (ELDSNet) - Operating procedures
15 Dec 2017 - This document explains the operating procedures of the European Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Network, coordinated by ECDC. It specifically relates to reporting cases of travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease arising from stays in hotel or other commercial holiday accommodation. The aim is to quickly identify and control outbreaks of the disease and minimise the risk to holidaymakers. This edition supersedes the January 2012 edition.
Effective use of digital platforms for HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in the European Union/European Economic Area: An introduction to the ECDC guides
1 Dec 2017 - This ECDC series provides comprehensive guides to the effective use of digital platforms for STI/HIV prevention among MSM in the EU/EEA.
Use of smartphone application advertising for HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in the European Union/European Economic Area
1 Dec 2017 - Smartphones have revolutionised many aspects of our lives, and the way men who have sex with men (MSM) arrange sexual encounters has drastically changed.