Estimated burden of healthcare-associated infections higher than that of other infectious diseases such as influenza, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis together, study says
A study published today by PLOS Medicine, estimates the combined burden of six healthcare-associated infections as being higher than that of diseases such as influenza, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis together.
Toolkit - Application to calculate DALYs
The Burden of Communicable Disease in Europe (BCoDE) toolkit is a stand-alone software application which allows calculation of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for a selection of 117 communicable diseases and six healthcare-associated infections.
Public health guidance: Seasonal influenza vaccination of children and pregnant women
The aim of this guidance document is to provide EU/EEA Member States and EU bodies with relevant information to make an informed decision on routine vaccination of healthy children and pregnant women with seasonal influenza vaccine. The options presented in this document are based on a systematic review of the literature and the opinions of a group of independent experts.
Assessing disability weights based on the responses of 30,660 people from four European countries
Haagsma, J.A., de Noordhout, C.M., Polinder S., Vos, T., Havelaar, A.H., Cassini, A., Devleesschauwer, B., Kretzschmar, M.E., Speybroeck, N., Salomon, J.A.
Impact of measles national vaccination coverage on burden of measles across 29 Member States of the European Union and European Economic Area, 2006-2011
Colzani, E., McDonald, S.A., Carrillo-Santisteve, P., Busana, M.C., Lopalco, P., Cassini, A.
Measuring underreporting and under-ascertainment in infectious disease datasets: A comparison of methods
Gibbons, C.L., Mangen, M.-J.J., Plass, D., Havelaar, A.H., Brooke, R.J., Kramarz, P., Peterson, K.L., Stuurman, A.L., Cassini, A., Fèvre, E.M., Kretzschmar, M.E.
The disease burden of hepatitis B, influenza, measles and salmonellosis in Germany: first results of the Burden of Communicable Diseases in Europe Study.
Plass, D., Mangen, M.J., Kraemer, A., Pinheiro, P., Gilsdorf, A., Krause, G., Gibbons, C.L., van Lier, A., McDonald, S.A., Brooke, R.J., Kramarz, P., Cassini, A., Kretzschmar, M.E.
New Methodology for Estimating the Burden of Infectious Diseases in Europe
Kretzschmar, M., Mangen, M.-J.J., Pinheiro, P., Jahn, B., Fevre, EM., Longhi, S., Lai, T., Havelaar, AH., Stein, C., Cassini, A., Kramarz, P., BCoDE Consortium