Communicable disease threats report, 6-11 March 2022, week 10
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 6-11 March 2022, and includes updates on COVID-19, rat hepatitis E, seasonal influenza, measles, Japanese encephalitis, polio, MERS-CoV, dengue, chikungunya and the influx of people displaced from Ukraine to the EU following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
World Hepatitis Day 2020
ECDC coordinates the enhanced surveillance for hepatitis A, B and C to help countries define epidemiological trends or transmission patterns among newly diagnosed cases.
World Hepatitis Day on 28 July provides an opportunity each year to increase the awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis.
Standardising surveillance of hepatitis E virus infection in the EU/EEA: A review of national practices and suggestions for the way forward
Adlhoch, C., Manďáková, Z., Ethelberg, S., Epštein, J., Rimhanen-Finne, R., Figoni, J., Baylis, S.A., Faber, M., Mellou, K., Murphy, N., O'Gorman, J., Tosti, M.E., Ciccaglione, A.R., Hofhuis, A., Zaaijer, H., Lange, H., de Sousa, R., Avellón, A., Sundqvist, L., Said, B., Ijaz, S.
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.
Presentation: Situation overview on hepatitis E in the EU/EEA Member States
Hepatitis E is one of the most common causes of acute hepatitis in the EU/EEA but currently not notifiable at EU level. This presentation summarises ECDC's work on the topic and survey results on hepatitis E on 2005 to 2015 data.
World Hepatitis Day 2018
On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day, ECDC launched online prevalence database for hepatitis B and C which included data mainly based on peer-reviewed cross sectional studies from 2006 onwards.
1st Hepatitis E virus network (HEVnet) meeting
The key objective of this meeting was to verify the rationale and objectives of molecular typing for surveillance of hepatitis E virus (HEV) through the hepatitis E network (HEVnet). The workshop reviewed HEVnet as a tool for molecular surveillance of HEV in Europe.