Guide to revision of national pandemic influenza preparedness plans: Lessons learned from the 2009 A(H1N1) pandemic
This guide is intended for use by those involved in pandemic preparedness planning, generic preparedness and implementation of IHR core capacities in European countries. The document describes good practice for pandemic preparedness planning based on lessons learned from the 2009 pandemic.
Communicable disease threats report, 5-11 November 2017, week 45
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 5-11 November 2017 and includes updates on measles, rubella, chikungunya, West Nile virus, Plague, monkeypox, legionnaires's disease, influenza and Marburg virus disease.
Communicable disease threats report, 29 October-4 November 2017, week 44
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 29 October-4 November 2017 and includes updates on chikungunya, Legionnaires' disease, malaria, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), influenza A(H7N9), plague, poliomyelitis, seasonal influenza and West Nile virus.
Communicable disease threats report, 23-28 October 2017, week 43
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 23-28 October 2017 and includes updates on chikungunya, dengue fever, Zika virus, influenza, yellow fever, plague and malaria.
E-learning course on how to increase influenza vaccination uptake
It is important that healthcare workers (HCWs) get vaccinated against seasonal influenza since they can get influenza from, and transmit influenza to, patients and other HCWs. This e-learning course has been developed since seasonal influenza vaccination of HCWs is recommended in Europe but vaccination uptake remains low in most countries. It provides information about how to assess the uptake and barriers to vaccination, as well as examples of successful campaigns that have increased the vaccination among HCWs. The target audience is public health professionals who organize vaccination campaigns for HCWs.
Influenza virus characterisation, Summary Europe, September 2017
In the course of the 2016–17 influenza season, over 146 000 influenza detections across the WHO Europe Region have been reported.
Influenza surveillance for the 2017-2018 season is starting
ECDC monitors and reports on influenza transmission and virus circulation in Europe on a weekly basis throughout the flu season, in collaboration with WHO Regional Office for Europe, in the report Flu News Europe.
Communicable disease threats report, 15-21 October 2017, week 42
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 15-21 October 2017 and includes updates on West Nile virus, chikungunya, influenza, Legionnaires' disease and plague.