Questions and answers - Point prevalence survey on healthcare-associated infections in acute care hospitals
Questions and answers on point prevalence survey, healthcare-associated infections, antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use, infection control structures and indicators, recommendations and future steps
Questions and answers on seasonal influenza
What is influenza? What are the symptoms of influenza? What are the symptoms of the common cold and how do they differ from simple (uncomplicated) Influenza?
Questions and answers about Ebola virus disease/Ebola haemorrhagic fever
Ebola virus disease, or Ebola haemorrhagic fever as it was previously known, is caused by the Ebola virus. It is a rare but severe disease, found in countries in Africa, which can often have a fatal outcome (for 25-90% of the infected people).
Questions and answers on the pandemic (H1N1) 2009
What is the influenza A(H1N1)v virus? What is the origin of the 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1) virus? What is the difference between the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and swine influenza?
Questions and answers on influenza pandemics
A pandemic is the rapid spread of a new human influenza around the world. Influenza pandemics happen when a new strain of a flu virus appears which can infect humans, to which most people have no immunity and which can transmit efficiently from human to human.
Questions and answers about antivirals
Frequently asked questions about the use of antivirals for prevention and treatment of influenza; What are the uses of antivirals against seasonal influenza? Which are the antivirals we use in Europe against seasonal influenza and who should get them? If antivirals are so good why don’t doctors give them out more often? Do people who have been immunized against influenza need antivirals?
Questions and answers about childhood vaccination
Commonly asked questions about vaccines and immunisation with suggested answers that can be used to assist with conversations with patients, parents or caregivers, or made into information sheets.
Questions and answers about Zika virus disease
Questions and answers on Zika virus disease: The disease, Risk for pregnant women, Risk for travellers going to/returning from affected areas, Risk for Zika-infected people to develop Guillain-Barré syndrome, Risk of transmission in Europe