World Tuberculosis Day - 2016
Tuberculosis is a persistent public health threat but it could be eliminated if specific action is taken. In Europe, most countries have low TB rates. The disease tends to concentrates among the marginalised, the poorest and most vulnerable groups.
Two Influenza Education Innovations from the United StatesArchived
Details of two innovative initiatives designed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase awareness of influenza and seasonal influenza were recently published on the CDC website.
Ongoing outbreak of measles in Oslo, Norway, January–February 2011Archived
Between 19 January and 17 February 2011, 10 cases of measles (eight laboratory-confirmed and two probable) were reported in Oslo, with the majority of cases in a mainly unvaccinated Somali community.
Who Gets Measles in EuropeArchived
This article, included in The Journal of Infectious Diseases special supplement on measles and rubella, provides an overview of the affected groups and the public settings in which measles transmission occurred in Europe in 2005–2009.
Paediatric pneumococcal disease in Central EuropeArchived
The authors present an appraisal of the pneumococcal epidemiological situation in 11 Central European countries. Data are based on study findings presented at the 12th Central European Vaccine Advisory Group (CEVAG) meeting, held on 21–22 May 2010 in Sofia, Bulgaria, and a literature review of the PubMed database.
True swine influenza in humans: recent different findings in the United States and Europe (Germany)Archived
This report describes the investigation of two cases of febrile respiratory illness caused by swine influenza A (H3N2) viruses identified on the 19th and the 26th August 2011 in two different states in the US (Indiana and Pennsylvania).
New drug resistant form of tuberculosis reported in IndiaArchived
In a recent scientific article (Udwadia, F et al. Clin. Infect. Dis. 2011, Dec 21, Eprint) four cases of so-called total drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) were reported from India.