Expert meeting on Chikungunya Modelling
This April 2008 meeting brought together modellers, entomologists and public health officials from several European countries. During the discussions, it became apparent that chikungunya outbreaks can be modelled either by using an epidemic model integrated in the calculations, or by analysing raw data. Additional model development is needed to include the effects of imposed interventions in the models and to assess how interventions are related to the size of the mosquito population. Data related to the vector are still sparse. Some models have entirely bypassed the vector and estimated seasonality from an epidemic curve, or have included an estimated seasonal vector density. In order to provide more precise calculation results, the size of the vector population needs to be determined and human cases have to be included.
ECDC public health training: Aligning training strategies between Member States and the EU level, 2014–2020
13 Aug 2014 - The main goal of this consultation was to review the implementation of the ECDC public health training strategy in the European Union and update it in accordance with plans and expectations at Member State level.
Ad hoc advisory meeting on preparedness – Stockholm, 15–16 May 2014
17 Jun 2014 - The Country Preparedness Support section of ECDC held an ad hoc advisory meeting on preparedness in Stockholm on 15–16 May 2014.
Meeting Report: EVD Network and Coordination Group annual meeting
16 May 2014 - The first meeting of ECDC’s Programme on Emerging and Vector-Borne Diseases (EVDs) was an important milestone for establishing a dedicated network of representatives from EU/EEA Member States to cooperate in the field of emerging and vector-borne diseases.