Review of Chlamydia Control Activities in EU Countries
This report illustrates the scope and the findings of Project SCREen, arguably the biggest study to date on chlamydia control activities in the EU. In addition to data from EU Member States, SCREen also collected data from EU candidate countries, EFTA member states, and the USA.
Vaccine-preventable diseases and immunisation: Core competencies
This report outlines the development of a competency framework covering key knowledge, skills and attitudes critical for the prevention and control of vaccine-preventable diseases and immunisation.
Health communication and its role in the prevention and control of communicable diseases in Europe: Current evidence, practice and future developments
This final project component identifies the future strategic actions required for strengthening capacity in Europe to develop evidence-informed health communication for communicable diseases.
Prevention measures and communication strategies for hantavirus infection in Europe
Between 2000 and 2010 the annual number of reported hantavirus cases increased in Europe, although there were significant temporal and geographical fluctuations.
Infection prevention and control measures for Ebola virus disease: Entry and exit screening measures
As the epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) continues to worsen in West Africa, the document sets out the existing evidence on entry and exit screening in order to support decision making by EU public health authorities.
Transferability of health promotion and health education approaches between non-communicable and communicable diseases
This review examines approaches to the prevention of chronic (non-communicable) diseases that have been developed and used in health education and health promotion and considers how these approaches have been applied to the prevention of communicable diseases.
Infection prevention and control measures for Ebola virus disease. Management of healthcare workers returning from Ebola-affected areas
This document outlines current monitoring processes for returning healthcare workers and provides different options for reducing the risk of transmission of EVD from infected healthcare workers returning to the EU/EEA.
Tuberculosis in Europe: from passive control to active elimination – high- and low-incidence countries
This four-page evidence brief provides an overview of tuberculosis control and elimination efforts in the EU/EEA, with a particular focus on the epidemiological differences between high- and low-incidence countries.
HIV testing in Europe
The aim of the evaluation was to understand the use and impact of the 2010 HIV testing guidance in the EU/EEA, and to make recommendations for future steps by ECDC in this area, including, potentially, an updated guidance.
Economic evaluations of interventions to prevent healthcare-associated infections – literature review
Each year around 3.2 million patients are infected with healthcare-associated infections following exposure in healthcare facilities across the European Union and a total of 37 000 of them die as a direct consequence.