Development of Aedes Albopictus Risk Maps
Aedes albopictus, the Asian tiger mosquito, can transmit several disease pathogens such as West Nile virus and Chikungunya virus. In the summer of 2007, the tiger mosquito was responsible for the first chikungunya fever outbreak in continental Europe. In collaboration with ECDC, a team of entomologists evaluated data from dozens of European countries and developed a series of detailed maps that show the current (and assumed future) distribution of Aedes albopictus in Europe.
Public health considerations and evidence to support decisions on the implementation of a second mRNA COVID-19 vaccine booster dose
28 Apr 2022 - This document offers a more detailed overview of the available scientific and epidemiological evidence and public health considerations in order to support decisions on the implementation of a second booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
External quality assessment scheme for Bordetella pertussis serology - 2020 data
28 Apr 2022 - This report presents the results of the ECDC European Reference Laboratory Network for Pertussis (ERLNPert-Net) external quality assessment (EQA) scheme for Bordetella pertussis PCR, funded by ECDC on behalf of ERLNPert-Net and conducted from April to September 2020. The EQA was organised by the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), based in Potter’s Bar, United Kingdom (UK).
A scoping review of point-of-care testing devices for infectious disease surveillance, prevention and control
27 Apr 2022 - This document provides the final report of a scoping review undertaken as part of a wider study on the ‘Assessment of point of care testing devices for infectious disease surveillance, prevention and control’ that was commissioned by ECDC and undertaken by RAND Europe between November 2019 and April 2020.