Handbook on implementing syndromic surveillance in migrant reception/detention centres and other refugee settings
This handbook is designed to assist public health authorities in developing syndromic surveillance protocols that complement routine surveillance in migrant reception centres and refugee hosting sites. Such protocols can assist in the detection of events such as large outbreaks or single cases of outbreak-prone conditions that would require an assessment in order to trigger and guide an appropriate public health response.
ECDC has also developed a tool to calculate the thresholds for number of cases, incidence and proportional morbidity according to this methodology for each particular setting and situation.
Handbook on using the ECDC preparedness checklist tool to strengthen preparedness against communicable disease outbreaks at migrant reception/detention centres
19 Oct 2016 - This handbook describes a checklist tool intended for EU/EEA public health authorities who need to assess the capacity for communicable disease prevention and control at migrant reception/detention centres hosting migrants in the medium-term.
Infectious diseases of specific relevance to newly-arrived migrants in the EU/EEA
23 Nov 2015 - This document provides a checklist of infectious diseases to be considered among migrant populations and serves as a reminder for frontline healthcare workers of the risks of infectious diseases for newly-arrived migrants.
ECDC/WHO joint mission report: Increased influx of migrants at the Greek–Turkish border
31 May 2011 - In April 2011, upon request from the Greek Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity, a joint ECDC/WHO Regional Office for Europe mission was undertaken to Greece to assess the situation related to the increased migration at the Greek–Turkish border. The objective of the mission was to assist Greek health authorities in assessing the public health risks related to the increased migration and to communicable diseases in particular.