Scientific advice on type F botulism
This report analyses the availability and effectiveness of different types of antitoxins to neutralise type F botulism. A literature review was performed in consultation with the European Medicines Agency.
A literature review on community and institutional preparedness synergies
This literature review identifies enablers and barriers to community and institutional synergies in preparedness. The main themes identified relating to barriers and enablers were context, infrastructure and process.
Literature review: Best practices in ranking emerging infectious disease threats
The threat of serious, cross-border infectious disease outbreaks in Europe is a significant challenge in terms of emergency preparedness. In order to effectively target the use of resources to manage the risks of outbreak, it is necessary to formulate rankings or prioritisation of human and/or animal pathogens. This literature review aims to identify the range of methods used to prioritise communicable disease threats for the purposes of emergency preparedness planning.