ERLN-TB expert opinion on the use of the rapid molecular assays for the diagnosis of tuberculosis and detection of drug resistance
According to this report, the use of rapid molecular assays has diagnostic value in tuberculosis (TB) identification and detection of drug resistance, although there is not enough evidence to recommend these tools in all populations and situations and they should not replace standard diagnostic methods.
Tuberculosis in Europe: from passive control to active elimination – high- and low-incidence countries
This four-page evidence brief provides an overview of tuberculosis control and elimination efforts in the EU/EEA, with a particular focus on the epidemiological differences between high- and low-incidence countries.
The 2009 A(H1N1) pandemic in Europe, a review of the experience
This extended report aims to provide a broad overview of the epidemiology and virology of the 2009 pandemic in the European Union and European Economic Area countries. The main trends and information are derived from the analysis and interpretation of the epidemiological and virological data and other analyses provided to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control’s European Surveillance system through the European Influenza Surveillance Network.
Guidance for wearing and removing personal protective equipment in healthcare settings for the care of patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
This document provides support to healthcare workers when managing suspected or confirmed cases of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Available in 26 languages.
Considerations relating to passenger locator data, entry and exit screening and health declarations in the context of COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the UK
The scope of this document is to provide ECDC’s views on the passenger locator data required and the appropriate use of entry and exit screening procedures at points of entry (PoE), including health declaration forms, in the context of COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the United Kingdom (UK).
Use of gloves in healthcare and non-healthcare settings in the context of the COVID 19 pandemic
This document aims to provide scientific evidence and guidance for healthcare settings and the public on using gloves as a preventive measure during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Disinfection of environments in healthcare and non-healthcare settings potentially contaminated with SARS-CoV-2
This document provides guidance to EU/EEA Member States on environmental cleaning in healthcare and non-healthcare settings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Available in 26 languages.
Cloth masks and mask sterilisation as options in case of shortage of surgical masks and respirators
This document aims to provide advice on the use of cloth face masks and sterilisation of respirators and surgical masks as an alternative in healthcare settings with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases if there is a shortage of specialised surgical masks and respirators.
Surveillance of COVID-19 at long-term care facilities in the EU/EEA
It is of paramount importance to be able to rapidly identify, assess and control COVID-19 outbreaks in LTCFs in order to protect this particularly fragile population. This document provides guidance for EU/EEA Member States planning to implement monitoring systems at LTCFs and describes the surveillance objectives.
Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems in the context of COVID-19
The scope of this document is to provide guidance on ventilation of indoor spaces in the context of COVID-19.