Surveillance and prevention of hepatitis B and C in Europe
This report on hepatitis B and C presents the results of a survey in all EU/EEA countries. Twenty-two of the surveyed countries have already implemented universal vaccination programmes on hepatitis B for infants and adolescents, and half of the surveyed countries conduct screening programmes for hepatitis C, primarily for injecting drug users and prison inmates. Data on HBV and HCV screening policies, both for the general population and high-risk groups, remain sparse.
The reports caution that predicting disease trends for viral hepatitis is extremely difficult as disease surveillance systems in Europe differ considerably. In addition, the asymptomatic nature of hepatitis C further complicates data interpretation.
Health emergency preparedness for imported cases of high-consequence infectious diseases
22 Oct 2019 - To support countries in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) in their review of preparedness system planning, ECDC launches an operational checklist for health emergency preparedness for imported cases of high consequence infectious diseases.
Managing heterogeneity when pooling data from different surveillance systems
21 Oct 2019 - This report addresses the heterogeneity that arises from pooling data from different surveillance systems and provides statistical and procedural approaches to minimise or remove its impact. The aim is to support public health specialists and researchers in answering key research and policy questions using available European data to the fullest possible extent.
HIV and people who inject drugs - Monitoring implementation of the Dublin Declaration on partnership to fight HIV/AIDS in Europe and Central Asia: 2018 progress report
9 Oct 2019 - This report summarises key issues related to HIV and people who inject drugs in Europe and Central Asia based on data provided by countries for reporting on the Dublin Declaration in 2018.