Update on the global polio situation and implications for the EU/EEA
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one EU/EEA country (Romania) and two neighbouring countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Ukraine) remain at high risk of a sustained polio outbreak partly due to insufficient vaccination coverage.
Epidemiological update: West Nile virus transmission season in Europe, 2019
As of 4 December 2019, European Union (EU) Member States and EU neighbouring countries reported 463 human infections in 2019. The last cases of this transmission season were reported by Italy in week 46.
New organisational structure from January 2020
The new ECDC organisational structure will take effect from January 2020.
Half of all women with HIV are diagnosed late in Europe
Many women in the WHO European Region, particularly those in their 40s, are diagnosed at a late stage of HIV infection when their immune system is already starting to fail. They are three to four times more likely to be diagnosed late than younger women. According to data for 2018 released today by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe, women accounted for one-third of the 141 000 new HIV diagnoses in the Region, indicating that this population needs more attention in Europe's prevention and testing efforts.
Consultation on digital technologies for public health functions
At a meeting on 24-25 March 2020, ECDC in consultation with European learned societies, professional associations and European industry representations and other EU and international partner institutions.
Call for expression of interest: consultation on digital technologies for public health
ECDC invites representatives of learned societies, professional associations and industry representations to discuss how digital technologies can influence key functions of public health in the next seven to ten years.
Know your status: get tested during European Testing Week
On the way towards the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for health, Europe has one important battle to take on: reducing the proportion of those living with undiagnosed HIV and viral hepatitis. Current status in the EU/EEA: one in seven people living with HIV are unaware of their infection, up to four out of 5 people living with hepatitis B and three out of four people with hepatitis C infection have not yet been diagnosed.
Design contest to find the first global Antibiotic Resistance Symbol
The Joint Action on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-Associated Infections (EU-JAMRAI) launches a design contest to find a symbol of the threat against antibiotic resistance.
First-of-its kind survey reveals gaps in European healthcare workers’ knowledge and attitudes about antibiotics
Knowledge and awareness of antibiotic resistance and related issues is generally high among European healthcare workers, according to the first European survey to examine attitudes and behaviours in relation to antibiotic resistance in this group. However, the study also illustrates important knowledge gaps.