Preventing blood-borne viruses in prison settings: ECDC and EMCDDA Guidance
In their joint public health guidance published today at AIDS 2018, ECDC and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) outline evidence-based and effective measures to help prevent and control the transmission of blood-borne viruses in prison settings.
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.
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.
Estimated burden of healthcare-associated infections higher than that of other infectious diseases such as influenza, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis together, study says
A study published today by PLOS Medicine, estimates the combined burden of six healthcare-associated infections as being higher than that of diseases such as influenza, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis together.
Burden of Six Healthcare-Associated Infections on European Population Health: Estimating Incidence-Based Disability-Adjusted Life Years through a Population Prevalence-Based Modelling Study
Cassini, A., Plachouras, D., Eckmanns, T., Abu Sin, M., Blank, H.-P., Ducomble, T., Haller, S., Harder, T., Klingeberg, A., Sixtensson, M., Velasco, E., Weiß, B., Kramarz, P., Monnet, D.L., Kretzschmar, M.E., Suetens, C.
New tool calculates disability-adjusted life years, estimates burden of disease for infectious diseases
Two-dose varicella vaccination reduces the burden of disease and provides full protection
The ECDC Guidance on varicella vaccination states that a universal varicella childhood vaccination programme with two-doses has proven to provide full control and reduce the burden of the disease.
Use of DALYs in economic analyses on interventions for infectious diseases: A systematic review
Oostvogels, A.J.J.M., de Wit, G.A., Jahn, B., Cassini, A., Colzani, E., de Waure, C., Kretzschmar, M.E.E., Siebert, U., Mühlberger, N., Mangen, M.-J.J.
Management of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection: WHO guidelines for low tuberculosis burden countries
Getahun, H., Matteelli, A., Abubakar, I., Abdel Aziz, M., Baddeley, A., Barreira, D., Den Boon, S., Gutierrez, S.M.B., Bruchfeld, J., Burhan, E., Cavalcante, S., Cedillos, R., Chaisson, R., Chee, C.B.-E., Chesire, L., Corbett, E., Dara, M., Denholm, J., De Vries, G., Falzon, D., Ford, N., Gale-Rowe, M., Gilpin, C., Girardi, E., Go, U.-Y., Govindasamy, D., Grant, A.D., Grzemska, M., Harris, R., Horsburgh, C.R., Ismayilov, A., Jaramillo, E., Kik, S., Kranzer, K., Lienhardt, C., LoBue, P., Lönnroth, K., Marks, G., Menzies, D., Migliori, G.B., Mosca, D., Mukadi, Y.D., Mwinga, A., Nelson, L., Nishikiori, N., Oordt-Speets, A., Rangaka, M.X., Reis, A., Rotz, L., Sandgren, A., Schepisi, M.S., Schünemann, H.J., Sharma, S.K., Sotgiu, G., Stagg, H.R., Sterling, T.R., Tayeb, T., Uplekar, M., Van Der Werf, M.J., Vandevelde, W., Van Kessel, F., Van'T Hoog, A., Varma, J.K., Vezhnina, N., Voniatis, C., Noordegraaf-Schouten, M.V., Weil, D., Weyer, K., Wilkinson, R.J., Yoshiyama, T., Zellweger, J.P., Raviglione, M.