IMED 2011, The third International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and SurveillanceArchived
The emergence of cholera in Haiti once again reminds us of the ferocity with which infectious diseases can strike and of the complex interactions of emerging infectious diseases with social conditions, human migration, and the ecosystem.
Audio conference on clinical management of haemolytic uremic syndrome and severe Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infections, ECDC, 9 June 2011Archived
In the context of the ongoing outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) that affects by now citizens from 13 EU member states, it is crucial not only to align the efforts regarding investigation and control of the outbreak but also to share knowledge among practitioners across Europe on the patho-physiological and clinical characteristics of infection caused by this unusual epidemic strain, and review patient management options.
Joint DG SANCO, EFSA and ECDC seminar - "Animal-to-human diseases: How does Europe protect its citizens?"Archived
The seminar addressed issues such as the human cost of zoonoses, trends in food-borne diseases, challenges and lessons learnt from epidemiological investigations on the 2011 E.coli outbreak and salmonella controls.
Real time quaking-induced conversion analysis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF RT QuIC) diagnostic technique for the investigation of sporadic CJD workshop
The National Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease (CJD) Research & Surveillance Unit of the University of Edinburgh organized two one-day information workshops on Real time quaking-induced conversion analysis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF RT QuIC) diagnostic technique for the investigation of sporadic CJD
Whole Genome Sequencing of foodborne pathogens for public health protection
International experts working in the area of surveillance of foodborne zoonoses discussed the use of whole genome sequencing (WGS) of foodborne pathogens in public health protection.
Annual EuroCJD network meeting 2013
The EuroCJD meetings are held annually/biannually and constitute a valuable platform for: 1) the assessment of the latest scientific and diagnostic findings and developments in the field of CJD; 2) the assessment of their impact on the needs of future surveillance; and 3) sharing country-specific experience, case studies and public health activities.
Food-borne Campylobacter bacteria
The European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety held a meeting with the European Commission, ECDC and EFSA on the risks posed by food-borne Campylobacter bacteria and the possible control options.