Rapid risk assessment: Public health risks related to communicable diseases during the hajj 2019, Saudi Arabia, 9–14 August 2019
In 2019, the hajj will take place between 9 and 14 August. The risk for EU/EEA citizens to become infected with communicable diseases during the 2019 hajj is considered low, thanks to the vaccination requirements for travelling to Makkah (Mecca) and the Saudi Arabian preparedness plans that address the management of health hazards during and after hajj.
- Food- and waterborne diseases
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Mass gathering
- Meningococcal disease
- Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus
- Public health threat
- Saudi Arabia
- Travellers' health
- Vaccine preventable diseases
- Vector-borne disease
Hepatitis B - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
In 2017, 30 EU/EEA Member States reported 26 907 cases of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Excluding the five countries that only reported acute cases, the number of cases, 26 262, corresponds to a crude rate of 6.7 cases per 100 000 population.
Communicable disease threats report, 9-15 June 2019, Week 24
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period from 9-15 June 2019 and includes updates on cholera, measles, dengue, Ebola virus disease, West Nile virus infection, chlamydia trachomatic testing and Salmonella Enteriditis associated with travel on cruise ships.
Communicable Disease Threats Report, 19-25 May 2019, Week 21
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period from 19-25 May 2019 and includes updates on rat hepatitis B, dengue, Ebola virus disease, influenza, Legionnaires' disease and P. vivax malaria.
Communicable disease threats report, 17-23 February 2019, week 8
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period from 17-23 February 2019 and includes updates on Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), chikungunya virus disease and dengue, Ebola virus disease, influenza, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Salmonella Poona and influenza A(H9N2).
Communicable disease threats report, 6-12 January 2019, week 2
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period from 12-18 January 2019 and includes updates on Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), measles, rubella, Ebola virus disease, influenza and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
Hepatitis B and C testing strategies in healthcare and community settings in the EU/EEA
The scope of this project was to provide an overview of different effective testing strategies for hepatitis B and C and their outcomes in the EU/EEA, covering all relevant population groups and settings.
Public health guidance in brief on HIV, hepatitis B and C testing in the EU/EEA
The ECDC guidance on integrated testing of hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV supports countries in the global effort to combat viral hepatitis and eliminate HIV as public health threats by 2030. At present, reaching and testing those at risk of infection with HIV, HBV or HCV is still a public health challenge across Europe. This Guidance in brief is based on the comprehensive guidance document which provides the evidence base for this guidance
Public health guidance on HIV, hepatitis B and C testing in the EU/EEA
This guidance aims to provide EU/EEA countries with an evidence-based framework to help develop, implement, monitor and evaluate their own national HBV, HCV and HIV testing guidelines and programmes.
Accessibility and acceptability of infectious disease interventions among migrants in the eu/eea: A cerqual systematic review
Driedger, M., Mayhew, A., Welch, V., Agbata, E., Gruner, D., Greenaway, C., Noori, T., Sandu, M., Sangou, T., Mathew, C., Kaur, H., Pareek, M., Pottie, K.