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.
1st Hepatitis E virus network (HEVnet) meeting
The key objective of this meeting was to verify the rationale and objectives of molecular typing for surveillance of hepatitis E virus (HEV) through the hepatitis E network (HEVnet). The workshop reviewed HEVnet as a tool for molecular surveillance of HEV in Europe.
ECDC: around 9 million Europeans are affected by chronic hepatitis B or C
An estimated 4.7 million Europeans are living with chronic hepatitis B and almost 4 million (3.9) with chronic hepatitis C infection. However, large numbers of them are not even aware of their infection as they have not yet been tested and diagnosed.
Hepatitis E in the EU/EEA, 2005-2015
The purpose of this study was to assess current testing, diagnosis, and surveillance for HEV in EU/EEA Member States, and to conduct a baseline assessment of available epidemiological data.
ECDC report: 10-fold increase of hepatitis E cases in the EU/EEA between 2005 and 2015
The incidence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection has been steadily increasing across the countries of the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) with 21 081 cases reported in the EU/EEA over the last decade.
Hepatitis E and blood donation safety in selected European countries: A shift to screening?
Domanović, D., Tedder, R., Blumel, J., Zaaijer, H., Gallian, P., Niederhauser, C., Sauleda Oliveras, S., O’Riordan, J., Boland, F., Harritshoj, L., Nascimento, M.S.J., Ciccaglione, A.R., Politis, C., Adlhoch, C., Flan, B., Oualikene-Gonin, W., Rautmann, G., Strengers, P., Hewitt, P.
Hepatitis E virus infection in Europe: Surveillance and descriptive epidemiology of confirmed cases, 2005 to 2015
Aspinall, E.J., Couturier, E., Faber, M., Said, B., Ijaz, S., Tavoschi, L., Takkinen, J., Adlhoch, C.