Thematic report: HIV and migrants
This report summarises key issues related to HIV and migrants in Europe, focusing on the EU/EEA, and identifies priority actions to improve the HIV response for this key population.
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in migrants, multi-country cluster – ECDC risk assessment
ECDC has published a third update to assess the risk of transmission within the EU of a multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) strain initially detected by Switzerland in seven asylum seekers from the Horn of Africa. Recommendations are given to help improve the understanding and the public health impact of this cluster for the EU.
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in migrants, multi-country cluster - 3rd update, 13 April 2017
A multi-country cluster of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) involving 28 migrants has been delineated by whole genome sequencing (WGS) in migrants recently having arrived from countries in the Horn of Africa.
Rapid risk assessment: multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in migrants, multi-country cluster - 2nd update, 27 March 2017
This second update provides information regarding the risk of EU transmission of an MDR TB clone initially detected in seven asylum seekers from the Horn of Africa who currently reside in Switzerland.
Communicable disease threats report, 13-19 November 2016, week 46
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 13-19 November 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus and influenza.
Communicable disease threats report, 30 Oct–5 Nov 2016, week 44
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 30 Oct–5 Nov 2016 and includes updates on influenza, poliomyelitis, Zika virus, MERS CoV, cholera, West Nile virus, and enterovirus detections in Europe.
Handbook on using the ECDC preparedness checklist tool to strengthen preparedness against communicable disease outbreaks at migrant reception/detention centres
This handbook describes a checklist tool intended for EU/EEA public health authorities who need to assess the capacity for communicable disease prevention and control at migrant reception/detention centres hosting migrants in the medium-term.
Handbook on implementing syndromic surveillance in migrant reception/detention centres and other refugee settings
This handbook is designed to assist public health authorities in developing syndromic surveillance protocols that complement routine surveillance in migrant reception centres and refugee hosting sites.
New ECDC tools: Strengthening preparedness and surveillance in migrant reception centres
As in other institutional settings, migrant reception/detention centres face specific challenges in preventing and controlling communicable disease transmission. In order to support EU/EEA Member States in improving preparedness and syndromic surveillance at migrant hosting sites, ECDC is launching two handbooks and related assessment tools.
Evidence-based guidance for the prevention of infectious diseases among newly arrived migrants in the EU/EEA
This meeting is part of a project to systematically review and synthesize the evidence on preventing infectious diseases amongst newly arriving migrants within the existing health systems.