ECDC Expert meeting on non-pharmaceutical countermeasures for Pandemic flu
The meeting focused on the evidence base for the revision of the updated “Guide to public health measures to reduce the impact of influenza pandemics in Europe”, with a specific emphasis on non-pharmaceutical countermeasures for pandemic flu.
Target groups: Leading experts in non-pharmaceutical interventions and national experts involved in pandemic planning. The meeting was by invitation only.
Objectives: The main objectives of this meeting were to present and discuss the evidence base for the following subjects and review the related draft guidance: personal protective measures in Health Care and long term facilities, personal protective measures in community and work places, environmental measures, social distancing measures, and travel measures: restrictions on international travel. Moreover, the following topics will be discussed: pandemic preparedness, non-pharmaceutical approaches in Non-EU Countries and the WHO related guidelines
Link to current guidance: Guide to public health measures to reduce the impact of influenza pandemics in Europe – ‘The ECDC Menu’
Agenda: not disclosed
After the meeting the updated and revised guidance on non-pharmaceutical countermeasures for Pandemic flu was published.