Core competencies in epidemiology: surveillance and response
The purpose and objectives of the meeting is to identify the minimum set of abilities that every field epidemiologist should have, defined by core competencies in various domains.
Handbook on tuberculosis laboratory diagnostic methods in the European Union - Updated 2018
This handbook provides network members and other laboratories involved in the diagnosis of tuberculosis, with an agreed list of key diagnostic methods and their protocols in various areas of TB diagnosis.
Zika virus and safety of substances of human origin: a guide for preparedness activities in Europe – first update
This first update of the original guide was prompted by the evolution of the Zika virus epidemic, a new classification system for countries/areas, and recent scientific developments.
Guidelines for the surveillance of invasive mosquitoes in Europe
ECDC has produced these guidelines which aim to support the implementation of tailored surveillance for invasive mosquito species of public health relevance.
Environmental risk mapping: Aedes albopictus in Europe. Proof-of-concept study for the European Environment and Epidemiology Network
This handbook uses maps produced through the non-linear discriminate analysis methodology and interprets them to show the potential for Ae. albopictus to spread further in Europe.
Technical guidance on the Introduction of HPV vaccines in European Union countries – an update
In January 2008, a panel of ECDC experts produced the Guidance for the introduction of HPV vaccines in EU countries. Since then, the European Union has come a long way: most countries have implemented national vaccination programmes for adolescent girls and a significant number have also introduced catch-up programmes for young women.
ECDC study protocol for genomic-based surveillance of carbapenem-resistant and/or colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae at the EU level
This ECDC study protocol describes the technical requirements for implementing future EU-level genomic-based surveillance of carbapenem-resistant and/or colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.
Risk assessment guidelines for infectious diseases transmitted on aircraft (RAGIDA) - Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was first discovered in 2012 in a patient who died from severe respiratory disease. Since then, and as of 16 January 2020, 2 521 cases have been reported worldwide, including 919 deaths (crude case fatality 36%). Most cases have been reported from the Arabian Peninsula (and around 84% specifically from Saudi Arabia), and all cases elsewhere had a travel history to the Arabian Peninsula or were a contact of someone who had a travel history to the region.
Public health emergency preparedness: Core competencies for EU Member States
This report seeks to identify both the strengths and the areas for improvement of public health emergency preparedness (PHEP) in the European Union Member States.