Communicable disease threats report, 6-12 January 2019, week 2
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period from 12-18 January 2019 and includes updates on Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), measles, rubella, Ebola virus disease, influenza and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
Key dimensions for the prevention and control of communicable diseases in institutional settings: A scoping review to guide the development of a tool to strengthen preparedness at migrant holding centres in the EU/EEA
Riccardo, F., Suk, J.E., Espinosa, L., Bella, A., Giambi, C., Delmanso, M., Napoli, C., Grazia Dente, M., Nacca, G., Declich, S.
People living with undiagnosed HIV infection and a low CD4 count: Estimates from surveillance data, Italy, 2012 to 2014
Regine, V., Dorrucci, M., Pezzotti, P., Mammone, A., Quinten, C., Pharris, A., Suligoi, B., Di Giacomo, M., Faggioni, V., Scancella, L., Locuratolo, F., Cauzillo, G., Mignuoli, A.D., Chirico, D.G., Borgia, G., Massimiliani, E., Gallo, T., Braida, C., Puro, V., Scognamiglio, P., Icardi, G., Lai, P.L., Gramegna, M., Coppola, L., Piatti, A., Rosa, A., Cereda, D., Filippetti, F., Prozzo, A., Pasqualini, C., Mian, P., Moling, O., Pagani, L., Lanzafame, P., Collini, L., Bassetti, D., Chironna, M., Palmas, M.A., Dardanoni, G., Voller, F., Puglia, M., Pecori, L., Tosti, A., Papili, R., Ruffier, M., Verardo, M.G., Echarlod, E.F., Amoroso, S., Russo, F., Da Re, F.
Assessing the burden of key infectious diseases affecting migrant populations in the EU/EEA
This report presents the main findings of an ECDC project to assess the burden of infectious diseases among migrants in the EU/EEA based on available data for specific diseases: human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), tuberculosis (TB), hepatitis B, hepatitis C, gonorrhoea, syphilis, measles and rubella, malaria and Chagas disease.
Assessing the burden of key infectious diseases affecting migrant populations in the EU/EEA: Executive summary
Rapid risk assessment: Public health risks related to communicable diseases during the hajj 2019, Saudi Arabia, 9–14 August 2019
In 2019, the hajj will take place between 9 and 14 August. The risk for EU/EEA citizens to become infected with communicable diseases during the 2019 hajj is considered low, thanks to the vaccination requirements for travelling to Makkah (Mecca) and the Saudi Arabian preparedness plans that address the management of health hazards during and after hajj.
- Food- and waterborne diseases
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Mass gathering
- Meningococcal disease
- Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus
- Public health threat
- Saudi Arabia
- Travellers' health
- Vaccine preventable diseases
- Vector-borne disease
Antenatal screening for HIV, hepatitis B, syphilis and rubella susceptibility in the EU/EEA
This report is part of an ECDC project on the effectiveness of antenatal screening for HIV, hepatitis B, syphilis and rubella susceptibility in the EU/EEA.
Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of antenatal screening for HIV, hepatitis B, syphilis and rubella susceptibility
This literature review was conducted as part of a project evaluating the effectiveness of antenatal screening for HIV, hepatitis B, syphilis and rubella susceptibility in EU/EEA Member States.
Antenatal screening approaches effective in preventing MTCT of HIV, HBV, syphilis and rubella in vulnerable populations
In order to collect evidence on effective types of antenatal screening intervention that are effective for population groups vulnerable to MTCT, a review of the existing published literature was performed.
Public health guidance on antenatal screening for HIV, hepatitis B, syphilis and rubella susceptibility in the EU/EEA – addressing the vulnerable populations
This publication aims to support the strengthening of antenatal screening programmes for HIV, hepatitis B, syphilis and rubella susceptibility in the general population and in groups identified as vulnerable to mother-to-child-transmission in the EU/EEA.