Viral hepatitis: testing saves lives
Every year, around 50 000 newly diagnosed cases of hepatitis B and C are reported across Europe but millions are unaware of their infection. Left untreated, hepatitis can cause irreversible liver damage. Hepatitis A is recognised as a re-emerging health threat in Europe.
ECDC Vaccine Scheduler
The Vaccine Scheduler is an interactive tool that shows vaccination schedules for individual EU/EEA countries and specific age groups. With this tool comparisons can be made for vaccination schedules between two countries or by disease for all or a selection of countries.
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Human papillomavirus infection
- Influenza in humans, seasonal
- Invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease
- Meningococcal disease
- Pneumococcal disease
- Prevention and control
- Rotavirus infection
- Tick-borne diseases
Novel approaches to testing for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV and hepatitis B and C in Europe
This report focuses on novel approaches to testing for sexually transmitted infections, human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus that are relevant for the prevention and control of these infections at EU/EEA level.
Taking stock: where does Europe stand in the elimination of hepatitis B and C?
In 2016, a regional action plan for Europe that aims to contribute to the implementation of the global viral hepatitis elimination strategy was developed by the WHO Regional Office for Europe. In an article published today in Eurosurveillance, the authors take a closer look how Europe is doing according to the ten indicators and targets outlined in this plan. In short: Europe still has some way to go if it wants to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030.
World Hepatitis Day 2018
On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day, ECDC launched online prevalence database for hepatitis B and C which included data mainly based on peer-reviewed cross sectional studies from 2006 onwards.
Current prevalence of chronic hepatitis B and C virus infection in the general population, blood donors and pregnant women in the EU/EEA: a systematic review
Hofstraat, S.H.I., Falla, A.M., Duffell, E.F., Hahné, S.J.M., Amato-Gauci, A.J., Veldhuijzen, I.K., Tavoschi, L.
PRECEPT: An evidence assessment framework for infectious disease epidemiology, prevention and control
Harder, T., Takla, A., Eckmanns, T., Ellis, S., Forland, F., James, R., Meerpohl, J.J., Morgan, A., Rehfuess, E., Schünemann, H., Zuiderent-Jerak, T., De Carvalho Gomes, H., Wichmann, O.
Prevention and assessment of infectious diseases among children and adult migrants arriving to the European Union/European Economic Association: A protocol for a suite of systematic reviews for public health and health systems
Pottie, K., Mayhew, A.D., Morton, R.L., Greenaway, C., Akl, E.A., Rahman, P., Zenner, D., Pareek, M., Tugwell, P., Welch, V., Meerpohl, J., Alonso-Coello, P., Hui, C., Biggs, B.-A., Requena-Méndez, A., Agbata, E., Noori, T., Schünemann, H.J.
Selection strategies for newly registered blood donors in European countries
Lieshout-Krikke, R.W., Domanovic, D., De Kort, W., Mayr, W., Liumbruno, G.M., Pupella, S., Kurz, J., Knutson, F., MacLennan, S., Folléa, G.