Annual Report of the Director 2012
The Director’s Annual Report provides an overview of the Centre’s accomplishments for the previous year and a summary of the Centre’s financial and administrative operations. The Annual Report is available in PDF form.
Prevention measures and communication strategies for hantavirus infection in Europe
Between 2000 and 2010 the annual number of reported hantavirus cases increased in Europe, although there were significant temporal and geographical fluctuations.
Report of the joint ECDC and WHO review of the national tuberculosis programme in Bulgaria
This report outlines the results of the joint ECDC and WHO review of the Bulgarian National Tuberculosis Control Programme.
Chlamydia control in Europe – a survey of Member States, 2012
This report presents the results of the second ECDC survey, carried out in 2012, to describe chlamydia prevention and control activities, changes in activities between 2007 and 2012, and suggests recommendations to improve chlamydia prevention and control in EU/EEA Member States.
Monitoring implementation of the European Commission Communication and Action Plan for combating HIV/AIDS in the European Union and neighbouring countries
ECDC’s final report on the implementation of the European Commission Communication and Action Plan to address HIV in the European Union and neighbouring countries concludes that these measures have had an important impact on HIV prevention. But additional efforts are required to further reduce HIV transmission in Europe.
Factsheet about seasonal influenza
Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.
Response plan to control and manage the threat of multidrug-resistant gonorrhoea in Europe
This response plan is designed to prevent the spread of multidrug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae (MDR NG) in the EU/EEA in the context of the possible emergence of untreatable gonorrhoea
Expert opinion on priority risk groups for influenza vaccination
This paper identifies and describes population groups at increased risk for severe outcomes of influenza (“risk groups”) and advocates vaccination for two major groups, namely a) persons in the older age group, usually 65 years and older; and b) persons with chronic medical conditions.
European Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Network (ELDSNet) - Operating procedures
This document explains the operating procedures of the European Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Network, coordinated by ECDC. It specifically relates to reporting cases of travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease arising from stays in hotel or other commercial holiday accommodation. The aim is to quickly identify and control outbreaks of the disease and minimise the risk to holidaymakers. This edition supersedes the January 2012 edition.
Vector control with a focus on Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes - Literature review and analysis
The main research question that this literature review aims to answer is: what are the currently recommended vector control measures in Europe against Ae des aegypti and Ae des albopictus (keeping in mind that a combination of methods would certainly be required)?