C.D.C. (Europe)

Flu Awareness Campaign 2021

ECDC - News - Mon, 10/18/2021 - 15:00
The Flu Awareness Campaign is marked across the WHO European Region every year in October. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of vaccination for people’s health and well-being and to increase the uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination of people with underlying risk factors.
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Flu Awareness Week

ECDC - News - Mon, 10/18/2021 - 15:00
The Flu Awareness Week is marked across the WHO European Region every year in October. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of vaccination for people’s health and well-being and to increase the uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination of people with underlying risk factors.
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Flu Awareness Week, 18-22 October 2021

ECDC - News - Mon, 10/18/2021 - 15:00
The Flu Awareness Week is marked across the WHO European Region every year in October. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of vaccination for people’s health and well-being and to increase the uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination of people with underlying risk factors.
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ECDC supports Member States to increase COVID-19 vaccination acceptance and uptake in the EU/EEA

ECDC - News - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 15:00
On October 15, ECDC published the report “Facilitating COVID-19 vaccination acceptance and uptake in the EU/EEA” which aims to further support Member States in identifying barriers to the uptake of COVID-19 vaccination, and designing and implementing interventions aimed at increasing vaccination coverage.
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Rapid Outbreak Assessment: Multi-country outbreak of multiple Salmonella enterica serotypes linked to imported sesame based products

ECDC - Risk assessments - Thu, 10/14/2021 - 15:00
Since January 2019, 121 cases of Salmonella enterica infections with six different serotypes linked to sesame-based products have been reported in five EU/EEA countries.
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Salmonellosis outbreak linked to imported sesame-based products

ECDC - News - Thu, 10/14/2021 - 15:00
Five European countries have reported salmonellosis infections linked to the consumption of sesame-based products, such as tahini and halva, imported from Syria.
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European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) 2021

ECDC - News - Wed, 10/13/2021 - 15:00
European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) is a European health initiative coordinated by ECDC. It provides a platform and support for national campaigns on the prudent use of antibiotics in the EU/EEA and is marked each year across Europe on 18 November. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EAAD will this year consist of a entirely digital campaign.
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ECDC builds study infrastructure to monitor COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness

ECDC - News - Fri, 10/08/2021 - 15:00
ECDC is creating new infrastructure to allow for regular monitoring and analysis of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness (VE) over time, using a multi-country approach, through the implementation of studies in different settings.
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National ECDC Correspondents in the ENP partner countries and MediPIET National Focal points meet in their annual meeting

ECDC - News - Tue, 10/05/2021 - 15:00
On 5 October 2021, the Annual meeting of the National ECDC Correspondents in European Neighbourhood partner countries and Mediterranean and Black Sea Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (MediPIET) National Focal Points is taking place.
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Rapid Risk Assessment: Assessing SARS-CoV-2 circulation, variants of concern, non-pharmaceutical interventions and vaccine rollout in the EU/EEA, 16th update

ECDC - Risk assessments - Thu, 09/30/2021 - 15:00
The risk assessed in this update is as follows: based on current levels of vaccination coverage and the dominance of the Delta variant in the EU/EEA, what risk does SARS-CoV-2 pose to the general population and the vulnerable population in the coming months?
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High risk of autumn surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths in countries with insufficient vaccination coverage, warns ECDC

ECDC - News - Thu, 09/30/2021 - 15:00
EU/EEA countries that have not yet achieved high enough COVID-19 vaccination coverage in their total populations, which are planning to relax non-pharmaceutical interventions during the next two weeks, run a high risk of experiencing a significant surge of cases, hospitalisations and mortality from now until the end of November.
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MediPIET Cohort 4 starting under the EU Initiative for Health Security

ECDC - News - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 15:00
The MediPIET Cohort 4 started its training on 15 September 2021, including 16 Fellows from 11 partner countries of the EU Initiative for Health Security.
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World Field Epidemiology Day: celebrating those protecting public health on the field

ECDC - News - Tue, 09/07/2021 - 15:00
World Field Epidemiology Day is a global movement to recognise the role of field epidemiologists in protecting the health of populations and in advancing global health security, and to advocate for increased investment in training and research in field epidemiology.
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ECDC awards 77 M€ to strengthen EU/EEA Member States’ capacities to detect and identify SARS-CoV-2 variants

ECDC - News - Fri, 09/03/2021 - 15:00
ECDC has awarded more than 77 M€ to 24 EU/EEA countries to strengthen whole genome sequencing and RT-PCR infrastructures within the countries’ national public health programmes.
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ECDC and EMA highlight considerations for additional and booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines

ECDC - News - Thu, 09/02/2021 - 15:00
Based on current evidence, there is no urgent need for the administration of booster doses of vaccines to fully vaccinated individuals in the general population, according to a technical report issued by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
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ECDC: On Air - podcast on European epidemiology

ECDC - News - Fri, 08/06/2021 - 15:00
A peek behind the scenes at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control - the EU agency that aims to identify, assess and communicate current and emerging threats to human health posed by infectious diseases in Europe.
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ECDC and EMA update on COVID-19

ECDC - News - Wed, 08/04/2021 - 15:00
Full vaccination is key to protecting against serious COVID-19, including disease caused by the Delta variant.
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Risk assessment: The risk of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease transmission via blood and plasma-derived medicinal products manufactured from donations obtained in the United Kingdom

ECDC - Risk assessments - Tue, 08/03/2021 - 15:00
ECDC assessed the risk to the EU/EEA of the presence and the possible transmission of prions, which have been linked to to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, by blood and plasma-derived medicinal products (PDMPs) manufactured from donations obtained in the UK.
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Rapid Risk Assessment: Extreme rainfall and catastrophic floods in western Europe

ECDC - Risk assessments - Thu, 07/29/2021 - 15:00
Extreme rainfall on 14 and 15 July 2021 and subsequent flooding in Western Europe has taken a high number of human lives and caused substantial damage to community infrastructure and the environment. This rapid risk assessment focuses on the most common infectious diseases and health risks associated with flood-affected areas, taking into account evidence from previous similar events in Europe.
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World Hepatitis Day 2021

ECDC - News - Wed, 07/28/2021 - 15:00
World Hepatitis Day is commemorated yearly on 28 July to increase awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis as a global priority.
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