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Country visit to Kosovo* to discuss the One Health country roadmap on antimicrobial resistance

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 15:40
From 22-23 May a team of experts from ECDC, the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety and the European Food Safety Authority completed a visit to Kosovo to support the country’s efforts to develop the One Health Country Roadmap on antimicrobial resistance.
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ECDC Summer School 2024: Assessing and anticipating threats in public health

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 12:58
Delegates from the Western Balkans and Turkey, alongside representatives from the Africa CDC and MediPIET, were active participants in this year's ECDC Summer School, held from 22 – 24 May in Stockholm, Sweden.
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ECDC visit to the MediPIET Training Site in Moldova

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 10:31
On 15 and 16 May 2024, staff from the European Centre of Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) visited the National Agency for Public Health (ANSP) in Moldova to assess its capacity as a training site for the MediPIET programme.
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ECDC and Egypt organise workshop addressing the impact of climate change on infectious diseases

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 13:56
On 21–23 May 2024, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in collaboration with Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population organised a workshop addressing the intersection of climate change and infectious diseases.
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Challenges and approaches for effective communication around the benefit and risk balance of vaccination

Wed, 05/22/2024 - 11:56
A recent ECDC study shows that communication around the benefit and risk balance of vaccination is a complex undertaking and therefore requires a mix of different communication approaches to ensure impact across multiple audiences.
Categories: C.D.C. (Europe)

Joint meeting of the EU/EEA and WHO European Region Surveillance Network for Tuberculosis 2024

Tue, 05/21/2024 - 17:09
ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) recently concluded a crucial joint meeting focused on enhancing tuberculosis (TB) surveillance and monitoring across the WHO European Region.
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Cases of invasive meningococcal disease reported in travellers returning from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Fri, 05/17/2024 - 10:20
ECDC is monitoring reports from three countries (France, the United Kingdom and the United States) of cases of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) associated with travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
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Experts from Western Balkans and Türkiye attend conference on healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance

Wed, 05/15/2024 - 13:01
In a concerted effort to combat healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the Belgian EU Presidency on 6-7 May co-hosted a conference at the national public health institute of Belgium, Sciensano, in Brussels.
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ECDC launches new framework for prevention of communicable diseases

Wed, 05/15/2024 - 12:00
ECDC has developed a new framework for the prevention of infectious diseases, which is based on social and behavioural sciences, health promotion, health literacy and health education, and which provides an extra focus on socio-economic risk factors.
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Cases of Crimean-Congo haemorragic fever cases linked to tick bites reported in Europe

Mon, 05/13/2024 - 09:46
Additional cases of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF), a potentially life threatening tick-borne viral disease, have been reported in the EU/EEA, according to new data published by ECDC. Experts have warned of an increased risk of transmission on the continent.
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Increase in pertussis cases in EU/EEA: infants under six months of age at the highest risk

Wed, 05/08/2024 - 12:59
During 2023 and until April 2024, EU/EEA countries have reported nearly 60 000 cases, a more than 10-fold increase compared to 2022 and 2021.
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ECDC expert deployed to Zambia to contribute to cholera outbreak response efforts

Tue, 05/07/2024 - 16:53
An ECDC expert was in Zambia from 25 March to support in the response to the recent cholera outbreak as part of and funded by the ‘ECDC for Africa CDC’ project.
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ECDC Head of Emergency Preparedness and Response visits Africa CDC

Tue, 05/07/2024 - 14:19
The Head of ECDC's Emergency Preparedness and Response section, Thomas Hofmann, visited Africa CDC on 25 and 26 of April to meet Dr. Merawi Aragaw, Head of Surveillance, and other experts involved in the ECDC4AfricaCDC project.
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One Health: a joint framework for action published by five EU agencies

Tue, 05/07/2024 - 12:50
Today, the ECDC, ECHA, EEA, EFSA and EMA published a joint framework for action to strengthen cooperation to support the implementation of the One Health agenda in the European Union (EU).
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World Hand Hygiene Day 2024

Mon, 05/06/2024 - 12:56
World Hand Hygiene Day is marked every year on 5 May, to raise awareness of the importance of handwashing to prevent the spread of infections.
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Each year, 4.3 million patients in hospitals in the EU/EEA are affected by healthcare-associated infections

Mon, 05/06/2024 - 12:46
Each year, 4.3 million patients in hospitals in the EU/EEA acquire at least one healthcare-associated infection during their stay in the hospital.
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Call for EU Reference Laboratories for public health in the fields of food- and waterborne pathogens

Thu, 05/02/2024 - 11:12
On 30 April 2024, the European Commission has issued three new calls for applications for EU Reference Laboratories (EURLs) in public health.
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ECDC and Africa CDC strengthen surveillance collaboration during meeting in Stockholm

Fri, 04/26/2024 - 16:16
From 23–26 April 2024, experts from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) met in Stockholm, Sweden, to exchange expertise on surveillance, data management and epidemic intelligence.
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High burden of Hepatitis B and C persists in the EU/EEA

Thu, 04/25/2024 - 10:37
Recent ECDC data show that despite progress in prevention and control efforts, the hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses (HBV and HCV) continue to pose significant public health challenges in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA).
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Call for abstracts for ESCAIDE 2024 open until 15 May

Wed, 04/24/2024 - 16:21
The annual European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE) is taking place in Stockholm and online from 20-22 November 2024.
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