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EASA and ECDC take first steps to relax COVID-19 measures for air travel

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 15:00
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) issued an update to the health safety measures for air travel, paving the way for a relaxation of the need to wear medical masks on board a flight, but noting that a face mask is still one of the best protections against the transmission of COVID-19.
Categories: C.D.C. (Europe)

ECDC Summer School 2022: Emerging challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic

Thu, 05/05/2022 - 15:00
Public health ethics, risk communication and the European framework for tackling cross-border health threats. These were the three themes of the 2022 edition of the ECDC European Summer School.
Categories: C.D.C. (Europe)

SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands – ECDC supports World Hand Hygiene Day 2022

Thu, 05/05/2022 - 15:00
5 May is World Hand Hygiene Day, a World Health Organization initiative that aims to raise awareness of the importance of hand hygiene in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, thus protecting patients from healthcare-associated infections.
Categories: C.D.C. (Europe)

Joint statement: Ensuring high-quality viral hepatitis care for refugees from Ukraine

Tue, 05/03/2022 - 15:00
This document provides an overview of public health guidance aimed to ensure that the needs of refugees in relation to viral hepatitis are appropriately met, for all stages along the continuum of care from prevention through to treatment.
Categories: C.D.C. (Europe)

Project Review Module and Introductory Course part 2

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 15:00
From 20 to 22 April, MediPIET fellows participated in their first face-to-face training activity – the Project Review Module.
Categories: C.D.C. (Europe)

ECDC publishes Rapid Risk Assessment - Increase in severe acute hepatitis cases of unknown aetiology in children

Thu, 04/28/2022 - 15:00
Following the initial report of an increase of severe acute hepatitis cases of unknown aetiology among previously healthy children by the United Kingdom on 5 April 2022, and as of 20 April 2022, 111 cases, aged 10 and under have been identified in that country.
Categories: C.D.C. (Europe)

A second booster could avert a substantial proportion of COVID-19 deaths between now and mid-autumn 2022 in older age groups

Thu, 04/28/2022 - 15:00
A continuous high incidence or a large surge in cases in the early summer would imply a large benefit from an early second booster roll-out but optimal timing will largely depend on trends in infections ECDC says in the latest technical report on a second mRNA COVID-19 vaccine booster dose.
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