47th Management Board meeting minutes, 13-14 November 2020
Minutes of the forty-seventh meeting Stockholm, 13-14 November 2020 adopted by the ECDC Management Board at its forty-eighth meeting in March 2020.
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An overview of the rapid test situation for COVID-19 diagnosis in the EU/EEA
According to EU recommendations, timely and accurate COVID-19 laboratory testing is an essential part of the management of COVID-19 for slowing down the pandemic, supporting decisions on infection control strategies and patient management at healthcare facilities, and detecting asymptomatic cases that could spread the virus further if not isolated.
Infection prevention and control and preparedness for COVID-19 in healthcare settings
This document aims to provide guidance to EU/EEA healthcare facilities and healthcare providers on infection prevention and control (IPC) measures for the management of suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in healthcare settings, including long-term care facilities. It also offers guidance on the management of specimens at laboratories in the EU/EEA.
Avian influenza overview November 2019 – February 2020
Between 16 November 2019 and 15 February 2020, 36 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N8) virus outbreaks were reported in Europe in poultry (n=34), captive birds (n=1) and wild birds (n=2), in Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Germany, Czechia and Ukraine, one HPAI outbreak caused by a simultaneous infection with A(H5N2) and A(H5N8) was reported in poultry in Bulgaria, and two low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) A(H5) virus outbreaks were reported in poultry in the United Kingdom and in Denmark.
Contact tracing: Public health management of persons, including healthcare workers, having had contact with COVID-19 cases in the European Union – second update
This document outlines the key steps of contact tracing, including contact identification, listing and follow-up, in the context of the COVID-19 response.
Infection prevention and control in the household management of people with suspected or confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
This document provides guidance on infection prevention and control (IPC) measures for people with suspected or confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) who are experiencing mild symptoms that do not require hospitalisation, therefore self-isolating at home.