Prevention measures and communication strategies for hantavirus infection in Europe
Between 2000 and 2010 the annual number of reported hantavirus cases increased in Europe, although there were significant temporal and geographical fluctuations.
Synergies in community and institutional public health emergency preparedness for tick-borne diseases in Spain
The present report is concerned with the events in Spain surrounding two cases of infection with Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) virus that emerged in the Autonomous Community of Castilla y León in August 2016.
Ebola emergency preparedness in EU Member States: Conclusions from peer-review visits to Belgium, Portugal and Romania
This report presents the main characteristics of Ebola emergency preparedness in three EU Member States.
Investigation and public health management of people with possible Ebola virus disease infection
This document aims to provide guidance to EU/EEA public health authorities, public health professionals and healthcare practitioners for the management of persons having had contact with cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) after visiting or working in an area that is affected by EVD; also covered is occupational exposure to the disease.
Risk of transmission of Ebola virus via donated blood and other substances of human origin in the EU
This technical report assesses the risk of Ebola virus transmission through substances of human origin and offers guidelines on the safety of donations where the potential donors are travellers returning from Ebola-affected countries, people exposed to Ebola virus or patients who have recovered from the disease.
Health emergency preparedness for imported cases of high-consequence infectious diseases
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.
Options for preparing for gatherings in the EU in the context of the current outbreak of EVD in West Africa
This document outlines preparedness options with respect to gatherings with participants that have had possible exposure to Ebola virus.
Infection prevention and control measures for Ebola virus disease. Management of healthcare workers returning from Ebola-affected areas
This document outlines current monitoring processes for returning healthcare workers and provides different options for reducing the risk of transmission of EVD from infected healthcare workers returning to the EU/EEA.
Infection prevention and control measures for Ebola virus disease: Entry and exit screening measures
As the epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) continues to worsen in West Africa, the document sets out the existing evidence on entry and exit screening in order to support decision making by EU public health authorities.