Chronic hepatitis B infections on the rise since 2008
In 2017, the majority (58%) of the almost 27 000 newly reported hepatitis B cases in the European Union and European Economic Area were classified as chronic infections. This follows a consistent upward trend in reported chronic hepatitis B cases since 2008.
World AIDS Day 2018: Know the epidemic, shape the response
The tools to end new HIV infections and AIDS exist. The knowledge on how to use them is agreed upon. Nevertheless late diagnosis of HIV remains a challenges across the European Union and European Economic Area.
Marking European Testing Week: ECDC issues integrated hepatitis and HIV testing Guidance
To mark European Testing Week from 23 to 30 November 2018, ECDC publishes its new Guidance on integrated viral hepatitis and HIV testing.
Infographic: Antibiotic resistance – an increasing threat to human health
Each year, 33000 people die from an infection due to bacteria resistant to antibiotics. The burden of infections with bacteria resistant to antibiotics on the European population is comparable to that of inﬂuenza, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS combined.
Infographic: Healthcare-associated infections – a threat to patient safety in Europe
A total of 8.9 million healthcare-associated infections were estimated to occur each year in European hospitals and long-term care facilities.
European Union standard for tuberculosis care on treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis following new World Health Organization recommendations
Migliori, G.B., Sotgiu, G., Rosales-Klintz, S., van der Werf, M.J.
Programmatic management of latent tuberculosis infection in the European Union
Programmatic management of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is a key component of the global tuberculosis (TB) elimination strategy. This document provides evidence-based guidance for the implementation of programmatic management of LTBI in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA).
Protective measures for humans against avian influenza a(H5N8) outbreaks in 22 European Union/European economic area countries and Israel, 2016–17
Adlhoch, C., Dabrera, G., Penttinen, P., Pebody, R.
European Union Standards for Tuberculosis Care - 2017 update
ECDC and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) have developed the European Union Standards for Tuberculosis Care (ESTC).