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Resistance levels still high in bacteria causing foodborne infections

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 15:00
A sizeable proportion of Salmonella and Campylobacter bacteria is still resistant to antibiotics commonly used in humans and animals, as in previous years, says a report released today by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
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Postcard from the field: Responding to the Ebola outbreak in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 15:00
In August 2020, Global Outbreak and Alert and Response Network (GOARN) sent a request for assistance for epidemiologists to be deployed to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to support the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak response in the Equateur Province.
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ECDC report examines SARS-CoV-2 transmission risk from vaccinated/previously infected individuals

Mon, 03/29/2021 - 15:00
In the Technical Report Risk for SARS-CoV-2 transmission from newly infected individuals with documented previous infection or vaccination, published today, ECDC examines the evidence on the extent previous SARS-CoV-2 infection or COVID-19 vaccination prevents onward transmission from infected individuals to susceptible contacts.
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Pioneering project describes molecular epidemiology of listeriosis in humans and Listeria monocytogenes in food

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 14:00
A collaborative study between ECDC, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) for Listeria monocytogenes* found a relatively high degree of dissemination of certain listeriosis bacteria in the food chain and in the human population across the European Union (EU).
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Ending tuberculosis is a race against time and drug resistance

Mon, 03/22/2021 - 14:00
The tuberculosis (TB) burden in the WHO European Region as a whole is decreasing, and is down 19% overall for 2015–2019, according to the latest WHO/European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) report Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe 2021 (2019 data).
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Call for expression of interest – NGO representatives for ECDC’s Advisory Forum

Mon, 03/15/2021 - 14:00
The European Commission has launched a call for expression of interest to appoint representatives of non-governmental organisations to ECDC’s Advisory Forum.
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ECDC releases operational guidance on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in the EU/EEA and the UK

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 14:00
ECDC has developed an operational guidance to support countries in their efforts and to harmonise the overall approach taken to PrEP implementation in the region.
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Campylobacter and Salmonella cases stable in the EU

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 14:00
The number of reported human cases of illness caused by Campylobacter and Salmonella bacteria across Europe appears to have stabilised over the past five years, according to the latest report on zoonotic diseases by EFSA and ECDC.
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SARS-CoV-2 in mink: recommendations to improve monitoring

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 14:00
Early detection of SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) should be a priority objective for monitoring activities at mink farms in the EU.
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Detailed data on COVID-19 vaccination progress in the EU/EEA available via Vaccine Tracker and in weekly reports

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 14:00
Vaccination campaigns against COVID-19 disease are well under way in all EU/EEA countries, and more detailed information is now available on the ECDC website.
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Epidemiological update: West Nile virus transmission season in Europe, 2020

Tue, 02/16/2021 - 14:00
As of 1 February 2021, European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) Member States and EU-neighbouring countries reported 336 locally-acquired human cases of West Nile virus infections in 2020. The last case of this transmission season was reported by the Netherlands in week 47.
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Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in North Kivu – Democratic Republic of the Congo – 2021

Mon, 02/15/2021 - 14:00
As of 14 February 2021, four cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), including two deaths, have been reported in the North Kivu province in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where a large outbreak was declared over in June 2020. Two health zones are currently affected: Biena and Katwa.
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Ebola virus disease in Nzérékoré – Guinea

Mon, 02/15/2021 - 14:00
As of 14 February 2021, seven cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in Guinea, including three deaths. Among these cases, three have been laboratory-confirmed at the national reference laboratory. Four cases remain in isolation at healthcare facilities.
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ECDC Response to European Ombudsman inquiry

Tue, 02/09/2021 - 14:00
ECDC welcomes the release of the European Ombudsman report, which highlights a number of important proposals for how the ECDC’s role in Europe’s defence against infectious diseases can be strengthened.
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Monitoring COVID-19 vaccination progress across Europe

Mon, 02/01/2021 - 14:00
Following the conditional marketing authorisation and deployment of the first COVID-19 vaccines in the EU/EEA, all countries have started vaccination campaigns by vaccinating people in priority groups. To monitor the progress of vaccination efforts across the EU/EEA, ECDC has set up a monitoring system for collection of key vaccine rollout indicators.
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Work Programme 2021 of the EU Initiative on Health Security

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 14:00
On 27 March 2020, the European Commission Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) and ECDC signed an agreement for the implementation of the EU Initiative on Health Security.
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The launch of joint Response Measures Database

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 14:00
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission have recently launched their joint Response Measures Database.
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ECDC releases COVID-19 vaccination rollout strategies for EU/EEA

Tue, 12/22/2020 - 14:00
On 22 December ECDC released the technical report titled ‘COVID-19 vaccination and prioritisation strategies in the EU/EEA’, following the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommendation for authorisation of the vaccine Comirnaty, developed by BioNTech and Pfizer.
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First COVID-19 vaccine authorised for use in the European Union

Mon, 12/21/2020 - 14:00
ECDC welcomes the authorisation of the first vaccine against COVID-19 in EU/EEA. We have been looking forward to this moment for a long time.
On 21 December, EMA recommended granting a conditional marketing authorisation for the vaccine Comirnaty, developed by BioNTech and Pfizer, to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in people from 16 years of age. On the same day, the European Commission has granted market authorisation for EU-wide use.
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