Zika virus and safety of substances of human origin – A guide for preparedness activities in Europe
The objective of this document is to guide the preparation and implementation of national preparedness plans for the safety of substances of human origin during outbreaks of Zika virus infection, both in affected and non-affected areas. This document includes key elements to be considered in the risk-based decision-making process of mitigating the threats to the safety of substances of human origin posed by Zika virus. It also identifies supporting tools and information sources available at the EU level, either from ECDC or the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
ECDC tool for the prioritisation of infectious disease threats
7 Aug 2017 - This qualitative tool, implemented as an Excel workbook, ranks infectious disease threats in a transparent, comparable and methodologically reproducible manner.
Handbook on implementing syndromic surveillance in migrant reception/detention centres and other refugee settings
19 Oct 2016 - This handbook is designed to assist public health authorities in developing syndromic surveillance protocols that complement routine surveillance in migrant reception centres and refugee hosting sites.
Handbook on using the ECDC preparedness checklist tool to strengthen preparedness against communicable disease outbreaks at migrant reception/detention centres
19 Oct 2016 - This handbook describes a checklist tool intended for EU/EEA public health authorities who need to assess the capacity for communicable disease prevention and control at migrant reception/detention centres hosting migrants in the medium-term.