ECDC statement on the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases in Italy
In the last 24 hours, the Italian Ministry of Health confirmed an increasing number of COVID-19 cases, including two deaths, clustered in two regions in Northern Italy as well as single cases in other regions in Northern Italy.
Seminar about the coronavirus
How is the coronavirus outbreak affecting Europe and Sweden and which counter measures are being taken? ECDC’s Director Andrea Ammon will explain the current rapidly evolving situation and what is being done at the European level. DG Johan Carlson from Folkhälsomyndigheten will explain what is the situation in Sweden.
Active tuberculosis case finding in migrants – ECDC workshop for EU Member States
On 18 and 19 February 2022, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) organised a workshop on tuberculosis (TB) case finding in migrants in Athens, Greece.
Are European laboratories ready to detect COVID-19?
A first assessment looking at the preparedness of EU/EEA laboratories to detect severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) demonstrates a fast implementation of molecular diagnostics by the European specialised laboratory networks. It also shows a good geographical coverage for testing.
Increase in avian influenza virus outbreaks in Europe
Since the beginning of January, outbreaks of high pathogenic A(H5N8) and low pathogenic A(H5N1) avian influenza viruses have been reported in the central eastern part of Europe. To minimise risk, people that are exposed to potentially infected birds should avoid direct unprotected contact to birds or their droppings and take appropriate personal protection measures.
Ready to respond: ECDC fellowship programme fellows supporting Europe’s response to the novel Coronavirus
As fully-fledged professionals in applied epidemiology (EPIET) and public health microbiology (EUPHEM), the fellows of the ECDC Fellowship Programme work all across the European Union and European Economic Area in public health institutes and laboratories. At this stage, some 16 fellows from two current cohorts are involved in the work to prepare and respond to the on-going health threat from the novel Coronavirus detected in China.
Novel coronavirus: three cases reported in France
The first confirmed cases in Europe are not unexpected. The fact that these cases were identified, proves that detection and confirmation of this novel virus is working in France, showing a high level of preparedness to prevent and control possible infections of 2019-nCoV.
European Immunization Week, 2020
European Immunization Week (EIW) is marked across the European Region every April. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of immunisation for people’s health and well-being. ECDC supports the European Immunization Week campaign lead by WHO/Europe by providing scientific evidence on immunisation.