Toolkit - Application to calculate DALYs
The Burden of Communicable Disease in Europe (BCoDE) toolkit is a stand-alone software application which allows calculation of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for a selection of 117 communicable diseases and six healthcare-associated infections.
Public health guidance: Seasonal influenza vaccination of children and pregnant women
The aim of this guidance document is to provide EU/EEA Member States and EU bodies with relevant information to make an informed decision on routine vaccination of healthy children and pregnant women with seasonal influenza vaccine. The options presented in this document are based on a systematic review of the literature and the opinions of a group of independent experts.
Assessing disability weights based on the responses of 30,660 people from four European countries
Haagsma, J.A., de Noordhout, C.M., Polinder S., Vos, T., Havelaar, A.H., Cassini, A., Devleesschauwer, B., Kretzschmar, M.E., Speybroeck, N., Salomon, J.A.
Impact of measles national vaccination coverage on burden of measles across 29 Member States of the European Union and European Economic Area, 2006-2011
Colzani, E., McDonald, S.A., Carrillo-Santisteve, P., Busana, M.C., Lopalco, P., Cassini, A.
The disease burden of hepatitis B, influenza, measles and salmonellosis in Germany: first results of the Burden of Communicable Diseases in Europe Study.
Plass, D., Mangen, M.J., Kraemer, A., Pinheiro, P., Gilsdorf, A., Krause, G., Gibbons, C.L., van Lier, A., McDonald, S.A., Brooke, R.J., Kramarz, P., Cassini, A., Kretzschmar, M.E.
New Methodology for Estimating the Burden of Infectious Diseases in Europe
Kretzschmar, M., Mangen, M.-J.J., Pinheiro, P., Jahn, B., Fevre, EM., Longhi, S., Lai, T., Havelaar, AH., Stein, C., Cassini, A., Kramarz, P., BCoDE Consortium
Hepatitis B and C testing activities, needs, and priorities in the EU/EEA
ECDC undertook a survey to assess needs and priorities prior to developing guidance on testing and screening for hepatitis B and C (HBV/HCV) in the EU/EEA, and to update the existing evidence on the burden of HBV/HCV morbidity and mortality across EU/EEA Member States.
Expert opinion on rotavirus vaccination in infancy
ECDC has published an Expert Opinion on rotavirus vaccination in infancy. The paper provides EU/EEA Member States with relevant scientific information on burden of rotavirus disease, vaccine effectiveness and safety, and cost-effectiveness studies to support the decision-making process on the possible introduction of routine vaccination of children against rotavirus gastroenteritis.