Migrant health series: Background note to the ECDC Report on migration and infectious diseases in the EU
The ECDC Report on migration and infectious diseases in the EU is composed of a series of disease-specific documents presenting data analysis, evidence summary, interpretation and guidance on interventions in the field of migration and selected infectious diseases. This background note complements and introduces the disease-specific reports. It provides an overview of migration and infectious diseases in the EU and a brief summary of issues related to migration and health, and also points out possible areas for future public health research and intervention.
The first disease-specific documents to be published are on HIV/AIDS. Tuberculosis and vaccine preventable diseases (measles) will follow and other diseases will be considered for inclusion in the future. The project also includes an overview of projects related to health and migration/ethnic minorities funded by the European Health Programme 2003–2008.
Collection and analysis of whole genome sequencing data from food-borne pathogens and other relevant microorganisms isolated from human, animal, food, feed and food/feed environmental samples in the joint ECDC–EFSA molecular typing database
29 May 2019 - This report identifies and compares potential platforms/solutions for the set-up and running of a joint ECDC–EFSA database to collect and analyse whole genome sequencing (WGS) data for Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella and Escherichia coli. In particular, WGS introduces the need for specific components for storage and analysis of these data.
Third external quality assessment on species identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Campylobacter, 2017
28 May 2019 - This report presents the results of the third round of the EQA on AST for national public health laboratories for Campylobacter (Campylobacter EQA3-AST) within the Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network (FWD-Net).