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Flu Awareness Campaign 2021

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

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

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

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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Salmonellosis outbreak linked to imported sesame-based products

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

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

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

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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High risk of autumn surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths in countries with insufficient vaccination coverage, warns ECDC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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World Hepatitis Day 2021

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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Less and more appropriate antibiotic use needed to reduce antibiotic resistance

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 15:00
In the community, i.e. outside of hospitals, the emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is mainly driven by the inappropriate use of antibiotics.
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ECDC Rapid Risk Assessment: Several recent COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities in the EU/EEA

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 15:00
On 26 July ECDC published the Rapid Risk Assessment COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities in the EU/EEA in the context of current vaccine coverage, following several outbreaks that occurred in these settings during the past six months in several EU/EEA countries, resulting in some cases of severe disease and deaths.
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SARS-COV-2 Delta variant now dominant in much of the European Region and efforts must be reinforced to prevent transmission, warn WHO/Europe and ECDC

Fri, 07/23/2021 - 15:00
The SARS-COV-2 Delta variant of concern is spreading quickly across Europe and has now become the dominant strain across much of the region, according to new data.
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Risk of infectious diseases in flood-affected areas from the European Union

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 15:00
The recent heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding in Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands has caused substantial damage and has taken a high number of human lives. Outbreaks of waterborne infections are possible, and displacement may pose health risks.
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