Today, ECDC Director Andrea Ammon and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Acting Executive Director Luc Tytgat signed the EASA-ECDC Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The European Health Forum Gastein takes place each year in Bad Hofgastein, Austria, and gathers experts in public health from the public and private sectors as well as academia and civil society.
ECDC Director: Protect people’s health this autumn through vaccination and other preventive measures
Statement from ECDC Director Andrea Ammon on the current state of influenza, RSV and COVID-19 with the arrival of autumn and winter.
On 13-14 September 2023, a team of ECDC experts travelled to Podgorica to meet with representatives from the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro.
Annual meeting of ECDC’s National Focal Points (NFP) for Preparedness and Response, and for Threat detection, EWRS and IHR
Seven nominated experts – Observer NFPs from the Western Balkans and Türkiye - attended the annual meeting of ECDC’s NFPs for Preparedness and Response, and for Threat detection, EWRS and IHR. The meeting took place in Stockholm, Sweden.
Workshop on social and behavioural sciences for preparedness and response to infectious disease outbreaks
On 12–13 September, ECDC organised a workshop in Stockholm on the use of social and behavioural sciences in preparedness and response to infectious disease outbreaks.
Progress towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 is variable across the region, and most countries in Europe and Central Asia are currently far from achieving the 2025 targets.
On 5 and 6 September, ECDC hosted the first joint SoHO-Net Tissues and Cells (TC) and Medically Assisted Reproduction (MAR) group meeting in Stockholm, Sweden.
Joaquin Baruch, a fellow in the EPIET programme, talks to us about his experiences in Malta, as well as doing field work in Western Sahara, Algeria and Mozambique.
Epidemiological update: COVID-19 transmission in the EU/EEA, SARS-CoV-2 variants, and public health considerations for Autumn 2023
In recent weeks, signals of SARS-CoV-2 transmission have increased from previously very low levels in the EU/EEA.
ECDC publishes epidemiological update on increased COVID-19 transmission, SARS-CoV-2 variants, and public health considerations for autumn 2023
Today ECDC is providing an update on the current status of COVID-19 transmission in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA), the emergence of new SARS-CoV-2 variants, and public health considerations for Autumn 2023.
This year’s World Field Epidemiology Day focuses on promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the field of epidemiology.
This year’s ESCAIDE will be held as a hybrid event, in Barcelona and online, from 22-24 November.
Interested in a career in field epidemiology or public health microbiology? Apply now for the ECDC Fellowship Programme (EPIET/EUPHEM)
Embark on a two-year hands-on training that enables fellows to support prevention, preparedness and surveillance activities, outbreak investigation and control of communicable disease threats across the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) – and beyond. Apply for the ECDC Fellowship Programme (EPIET/EUPHEM) by 15 October 2023.
EPIET/EUPHEM, PAE and MediPIET fellows attended the Project Review module from 28 August to 1 September in Lisbon, Portugal.
This weekly report provides an overview of the epidemiological situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and COVID-19 vaccine rollout by country.
Clusters of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to consumption of chicken meat detected in 11 EU/EEA countries
Two sub-clusters of endemic Salmonella Enteritidis ST11 have been detected with at least 134 human cases identified in 11 EU/EEA countries.
New WHO Civil Society Commission to strengthen civil society organizations’ role in accelerating progress in global health
WHO launched the WHO Civil Society Commission and held the inaugural meeting of its Steering Committee in Geneva today. The Commission provides, for the first time, the ability to channel advice and recommendations in a more structured and systematic manner from civil society to WHO on health priorities and related issues.
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Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Virchow ST16 infections linked to the consumption of meat products containing chicken meat
Since June 2017, a cross-border outbreak of Salmonella Virchow ST16 has been ongoing in five EU/EEA countries, the UK, and the US. A total of 210 cases have been reported. No deaths have been reported. A majority of cases have been linked to local restaurants serving kebab meat.