European Immunisation Week, 2012Archived
ECDC marked the European Immunisation Week with a focus on assisting EU Member States eliminate measles in their population. The root cause of the continued measles transmission in the EU is the sub-optimal uptake of MMR vaccination over several years.
ECDC seeks new ways to tackle measles problem in EuropeArchived
To mark European Immunisation Week, ECDC gathered public health experts, behavioural specialists and social marketing professionals to find innovative ways on how to fight the spread of measles in Europe.
UK parents’ decision-making about measles–mumps–rubella (MMR) vaccine 10 years after the MMR-autism controversy: A qualitative analysisArchived
This study indicates, as others have previously, that trust in health professionals and vaccine policy is central to acceptance of MMR.
ECDC Director speaks on reinforcing trust, key role of doctors, healthcare workers to reach EU vaccination goalsArchived
The role of doctors and healthcare workers in direct contact with parents and children is paramount," said ECDC Director Dr. Marc Sprenger at the World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany.
ECDC Director highlights measles threat to EU Parliament health committeeArchived
At his annual hearing with the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, ECDC Director Marc Sprenger described the resurgence of measles in the EU as “one of the major events of this new decade”.
ECDC editorial emphasises doctors’ decisive role in helping eliminate measles, rubella in EUArchived
In an editorial in the scientific journal Eurosurveillance, ECDC noted that, based on numerous studies, paediatricians, family practitioners and nurses form the backbone of each national immunisation programme in the EU.
ECDC to coordinate EUVAC.NET, the European surveillance network for numerous vaccine-preventable diseasesArchived
Starting 15 September 2011, ECDC will be coordinating the former EUVAC.NET network. It is a surveillance network covering measles, mumps, rubella, congenital rubella, pertussis and varicella EU Member States and three countries of the European Economic Area. Data will be hosted by the European Surveillance System (TESSy) at ECDC.
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.