Joint ECDC/WHO mission related to local malaria transmission in Greece in 2011 Summary
Following outbreaks of Plasmodium vivax infection among people with no travel history, two support missions were carried out to assess the situation in Greece: one by ECDC and the other jointly conducted by ECDC, WHO and the Hellenic Centre of Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) who together visited all the affected districts. The assessment teams reviewed the risks of potential re-establishment of malaria transmission in Greece, and proposed prevention measures in the specific areas concerned and across the country.
To reduce possibilities for onward transmission, short-term recommendations include reliable diagnosis of malaria among all population groups and prompt and adequate treatment. In the longer term, the development of an integrated preparedness and response plan for malaria should be considered – the plan should cover epidemiological surveillance, clinical management, laboratory diagnosis, entomological monitoring and vector control.
Zika virus disease epidemic: Preparedness planning guide for diseases transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus
8 Apr 2016 - The aim of this document is to highlight measures that can effectively reduce the risk of importation and local transmission of pathogens transmitted by Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus. The main diseases of concern in this context are Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.
Ebola preparedness peer review mission, Romania
8 Oct 2015 - This mission report describes the visit to Romania in March of an ECDC led team of experts at the invitation of the Romanian government.