Surveillance network for Invasive Neisseria Meningitidis in Europe 1999 - 2000
Decision No. 2119/98/EC for setting up a network for the epidemiological surveillance and control of communicable diseases in the European Community stated that ‘bacterial meningitis’ was a priority. Invasive disease due to Neisseria meningitidis comes within this priority. Building on the surveillance networks already in existence within Europe (the European Monitoring Group on Meningococci (EMGM), and a network for surveillance of bacterial meningitis in Europe), a DG SANCO surveillance network for N. meningitidis disease was established in all 15 EU countries and 2 non-EU countries for 2000-2001.
Variant Creutzfeldt−Jakob disease - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
18 Sep 2020 - No cases of variant Creutzfeldt−Jakob disease (vCJD) were identified in the EU/EEA in 2017. The disease remains extremely rare. This is consistent with the current understanding of the underlying epidemiology of vCJD and with the positive impact of risk mitigation measures introduced in the EU in the late 1980s to remove potential infectious animal material from the human food chain.
Influenza virus characterisation - Summary Europe, July 2020
24 Aug 2020 - ECDC’s influenza virus characterisation reports are published periodically and give an overview of circulating influenza viruses. They provide details on the current vaccine strains, summarise the development of the viruses since the last report, and closely follow the main developments for the ongoing influenza season. Virus characterisation reports are primarily intended for influenza virologists and epidemiologists.