Technical mission: HIV in Cyprus, 15–17 October
The number of new HIV cases diagnosed annually in Cyprus has been on the rise since 2005: more than 50 new cases of HIV were diagnosed every year from 2011 to 2013. This report addresses this issue and provides options on how Cyprus can respond to the epidemic.
Travellers' health and infectious diseases on aircraft
As increasing numbers of people travel by air, the potential risk of introduction and spread of infectious diseases by travellers is on the rise. Figures from Eurostat reveal that around 900 million passengers annually are carried on flights within the European Union (EU) alone.
Mission Report, Tuberculosis in Latvia, 22 – 26 October 2012
Mission report: Assessment of Latvia’s reference microbiology laboratory system
The Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control – on behalf of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia – requested the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control to evaluate the current national reference laboratory (NRL) system.
Options for national testing and surveillance for hepatitis E virus in the EU/EEA - Operational guidance
This operational guidance, developed by ECDC in collaboration with its hepatitis E virus (HEV) expert group, offers options on the implementation or adjustment of HEV surveillance at a national level.
Report of the joint ECDC and WHO review of the national tuberculosis programme in Bulgaria
This report outlines the results of the joint ECDC and WHO review of the Bulgarian National Tuberculosis Control Programme.
ECDC/WHO joint mission report: Increased influx of migrants at the Greek–Turkish border
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.
HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in the EU/EEA and the UK: implementation, standards and monitoring
This operational guidance document provides practical recommendations and key considerations to inform the development and
implementation of PrEP programmes at national and sub-national levels throughout the EU/EEA.
Toolkit to support the generation of robust estimates of hepatitis C prevalence
European surveillance data show on-going transmission of viral hepatitis across the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA). The available notification data however, do not provide a clear epidemiological picture of hepatitis C in Europe. Prevalence data from population surveys are a key source of information to complement the surveillance data for hepatitis C due to the limitations of surveillance for hepatitis: the infection is often asymptomatic and notifications are strongly influenced by local testing practices. The overarching aim of this toolkit is to gain a better understanding of the HCV epidemiology in the EU/EEA.