C.D.C. (Europe)

Prioritising climate change and infectious diseases: An interview with Yewande Alimi, One Health Unit Lead at Africa CDC

ECDC - News - Thu, 06/20/2024 - 15:20
Yewande Alimi, One Health Unit Lead at Africa CDC and key expert in the ‘EU for Health Security in Africa: ECDC for Africa CDC’ project, shares insights on addressing climate change and infectious diseases in Africa.
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Reducing the risk of tick-borne encephalitis this summer

ECDC - News - Thu, 06/20/2024 - 13:01
According to the latest ECDC Annual Epidemiological Report (AER) issued today, 3 650 tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) cases were reported in 20 EU/EEA countries in 2022. Most cases occurred between June and November, with July having the highest number of reported cases.
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Prolonged multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes ST173 linked to consumption of fish products

ECDC - Risk assessments - Wed, 06/19/2024 - 14:25
Between 2012 and 2024, a prolonged outbreak of 73 cases of L. monocytogenes ST173 infections (‘My2’ -cluster) has been ongoing in Belgium (5), Czechia (1), Germany (39), Finland (2), Italy (1), the Netherlands (20), and the United Kingdom (UK) (5).
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ECDC hosts the first Substances of Human Origin Network (SoHO-Net) Organs Group meeting in Stockholm

ECDC - News - Tue, 06/18/2024 - 16:54
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is pleased to announce the first Substances of Human Origin Network (SoHO-Net) Meeting: Organs Group, held on 18-19 June 2024 in Stockholm. This event brings together experts from the EU, EEA, Western Balkans, and Türkiye.
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ECDC publishes mass gathering recommendations ahead of packed summer calendar

ECDC - News - Fri, 06/14/2024 - 14:41
ECDC has published recommendations for public health authorities preparing for mass gathering events as Europe prepares to host a range of high-profile events including the UEFA 2024 final tournament across Germany and the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.
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Annual Meeting of National ECDC Correspondents and MediPIET National Focal Points

ECDC - News - Thu, 06/13/2024 - 11:28
The annual meeting of National ECDC Correspondents and MediPIET National Focal Points for the EU Initiative on Health Security took place from 11-12 June 2024 at the ECDC premises in Stockholm, Sweden.
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Worsening spread of mosquito-borne disease outbreaks in EU/EEA, according to latest ECDC figures

ECDC - News - Tue, 06/11/2024 - 12:12
The latest EU/EEA figures show a continuing upward trend in the number of cases of dengue imported from dengue-endemic regions, as well as an increasing number of local outbreaks of West Nile virus infections and dengue within the EU/EEA.
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A training module on One Health approaches in MediPIET countries concludes in Belgrade

ECDC - News - Tue, 06/11/2024 - 11:03
From 3–7 June 2024, the Institute of Public Health of Serbia "Dr. Milan Jovanovic Batut" hosted an intensive training module on One Health approaches to field epidemiology practice in MediPIET countries.
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One Health responses against AMR: ECDC/EC/EFSA country visit to Montenegro

ECDC - News - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 16:14
From 10–14 June 2024, a team of experts from the European Commission (EC), ECDC, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Epiconcept, the Integrated Quality Laboratory Services (IQLS), and Spain are visiting Montenegro to discuss AMR issues in a One Health perspective.
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Antimicrobial resistance in gonorrhoea: Rising threat to treatment efficacy

ECDC - News - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 13:03
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published a report today highlighting the threat of increasing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
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Helping football fans stay safer this summer: new public health advice developed for spectators of UEFA European Championship

ECDC - News - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 09:52
ECDC, WHO and the German Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) have jointly developed public health advice for UEFA EURO 2024 to promote the safety and well-being of spectators attending matches.
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ECDC concludes training on contact tracing and Go.Data

ECDC - News - Wed, 06/05/2024 - 16:08
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) recently concluded a comprehensive two-day training designed to enhance regional capabilities in outbreak investigation and contact tracing.
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Increased Parvovirus B19 activity in Europe, ECDC emphasises enhanced awareness for vulnerable populations

ECDC - News - Wed, 06/05/2024 - 12:40
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has released a Threat Assessment Brief highlighting an increase in reported parvovirus B19 (B19V) infections across 14 European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries.
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E-learning Africa 2024 advances digital workforce development

ECDC - News - Tue, 06/04/2024 - 17:08
The 17th International Conference and Exhibition on Digital Education, Training & Skills Development, known as ‘E-learning Africa 2024’, concluded today, highlighting the significant role of digital education in transforming workforce development across Africa.
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Dengue worldwide overview

ECDC - News - Tue, 06/04/2024 - 10:17
Every month ECDC provides detailed epidemiological overview of the worldwide transmission of dengue in its weekly threat report (Communicable Diseases Threat Report).
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Protect your health this summer: ECDC urges vigilance against rising STI cases

ECDC - News - Mon, 06/03/2024 - 12:57
Due to the concerning rise in sexually transmitted infection (STIs) transmission across Europe, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is urging everyone to keep informed and practice safer sex as they leave for holidays, festivals, and travel this summer season.
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ECDC appoints Piotr Kramarz as new Chief Scientist

ECDC - News - Mon, 06/03/2024 - 12:31
Dr. Piotr Kramarz, originally from Poland, has been appointed as Chief Scientist for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), starting as of today.
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ECDC hosts inaugural Epidemic Intelligence Network meeting in Rome

ECDC - News - Mon, 06/03/2024 - 11:15
On 28 and 29 May 2024, ECDC convened the inaugural meeting of the Epidemic Intelligence Network in Rome, Italy. The meeting was hosted by the Italian National Institute of Health. The aim of the meeting was to define the priorities and activities of the newly created Epidemic Intelligence Network.
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Chikungunya worldwide overview

ECDC - News - Fri, 05/31/2024 - 17:05
Every month ECDC provides detailed epidemiological overview of the worldwide transmission of chikungunya in its weekly threat report (Communicable Diseases Threat Report).
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EMA publishes reflection paper on Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and plasma-derived and urine-derived medicinal products

ECDC - News - Fri, 05/31/2024 - 12:58
On 31 May 2024, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) published the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) reflection paper on Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and plasma-derived and urine-derived medicinal products.
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