ECDC Summer School 2018
The goal of the Summer School is to strengthen the mentoring and technical skills of both ECDC experts and experts within ECDC networks, such as supervisors of the Fellowship programme, by providing an opportunity for networking and scientific exchange.
Course on “Control of multidrug-resistant micro-organisms (MDROs) in health care settings”
The main objective of the planed course is to strengthen capacity in EU Member States for control of healthcare-associated infections due to multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in acute health care settings and to promote the broadest possible implementation of appropriate methods.
Writing and Reviewing Scientific Abstracts: a field epidemiology focus
This is to inform you that the new edition of the course: "Writing and Reviewing Scientific Abstracts: a field epidemiology focus" will start on Thursday 5th April 2018 and is now open for enrolment. Please note that you need to be log in as a registered user.
World Tuberculosis Day - 2018
World Tuberculosis Day - marked each year on 24 March – is an occasion to raise awareness and advocate for efforts to eliminate TB.
Communicable disease threats report, 11 - 17 March 2018, Week 11
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 11-17 March 2018 and includes updates on seasonal influenza, dengue, measles, Borna diseas virus, hepatitis A, Lassa fever, yellow fever and malaria.
Rapid risk assessment: Outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil, Third update.
In September 2017, the Ministry of Health in Brazil declared the end of the 2016–2017 yellow fever outbreak in the country. The upsurge of human cases since December 2017 and the continuous non-human primate epizootics since September 2017 indicate a continued or resumed increase in yellow fever virus circulation in Brazil. Since January 2018, most of the yellow fever cases have been reported from São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais states.
Public consultation on strengthening cooperation against vaccine-preventable diseases
Have your say on EC consultation on how to increase vaccination coverage in the EU
Zoonotic influenza - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
No human cases of avian influenza were reported in the EU/EEA. Human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1) were reported from Egypt and A(H7N9) infections from mainland China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) and Taiwan.
Seasonal influenza - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016/17 season
Compared with the last three seasons, the influenza season 2016–2017 started three weeks earlier. The duration of the season was similar to previous seasons. Influenza activity started in week 46 of 2016, peaked between weeks 52/2016 and 4/2017 and returned to baseline levels in week 17/2017. In most EU/EEA countries, ILI/ARI primary care consultation rates were dominated by influenza A(H3N2), which was similar to previous seasons.