Evidence-based methodologies for public health
How to assess the best available evidence when time is limited and there is lack of sound evidence. A report for public health professionals and policymakers.Read the report
Risk assessments evaluate and estimate the general risk in response to an identified public health threat.Read the latest risk assessments
Outbreak of travel-associated Legionnaires' disease – Palmanova, Mallorca (Spain), September–October 2017
Rapid Risk Assessment: Outbreak of pneumonic plague in Madagascar: recent introduction in the Seychelles
Rapid risk assessment: Clusters of autochthonous chikungunya cases in Italy, first update
Expert opinion on neuraminidase inhibitors for the prevention and treatment of influenza - review of recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses
Systematic review on the diagnosis, treatment, care and prevention of tuberculosis in prison settings
Systematic review on the incubation and infectiousness/shedding period of communicable diseases in children
A systematic literature review on the diagnostic accuracy of serological tests for Lyme borreliosis
Public health guidance on antenatal screening for HIV, hepatitis B, syphilis and rubella susceptibility in the EU/EEA – addressing the vulnerable populations
Public health guidance on tuberculosis control in vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations
Systematic reviews collate and synthesize all relevant evidence with regards to a specific question or a set of questions, using a rigorous methodology and process minimising bias.
Public health guidance
Public health guidance sets out options for prevention and control of communicable diseases based on a comprehensive and systematic synthesis of the current knowledge.
Rapid risk/outbreaks assessment aim at supporting the countries and the European Commission in their preparedness and response to a public health threat.
Policy briefings are short communications that highlight a particular public health problem and what can be done to address it for the attention of policy makers and influencers at European, national and regional level
Molecular and genomic typing
Molecular typing of pathogens that cause infectious diseases complements the traditional epidemiological surveillance by providing appropriate discriminatory analyses to foster the rapid and early detection of widespread international outbreaks, to detect and investigate transmission chains and the relatedness of strains, and to detect the emergence of antimicrobial resistance and new evolving pathogenic strains.Read more