Measles outbreak in Austria - Risk assessment in advance of the EURO 2008 football championship
On 21 March 2008, the Austrian health authorities reported a cluster of measles cases in an anthroposophical school in Salzburg, the capital of one of Austria’s nine regions, through the Early Warning and Response System (EWRS). The EU Member States and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) were notified that about 40 out of 400 students from the affected school had contracted measles; two additional cases without an epidemiological link were also identified.
Vaccine-preventable diseases and immunisation: Core competencies
This report outlines the development of a competency framework covering key knowledge, skills and attitudes critical for the prevention and control of vaccine-preventable diseases and immunisation.Read more
Translation is not enough: cultural adaptation of health communication materials
This guide introduces a five-step, stakeholder-based approach to adapting health communication materials. It describes how countries can take any health communication material and create adapted products which reflect national or local realities, needs and assets without losing the scientific correctness, core concepts and messages of the original version.Read more